Catholic Diocese of Minna Announces Safe Release Of Two Kidnapped Priests In Niger

Catholic Diocese of Minna Announces Safe Release Of Two Kidnapped Priests In Niger

The Catholic Diocese of Minna, Niger State has announced the safe release of two Catholic Priests abducted by gunmen in Gyedna, Tafa local government area of the state on Wednesday, 2 August,2023

Recall that the two abductees were whisked out of their parish residence in the night by the bandits who invaded their community three weeks ago.

They include Rev Fr. Paul Sanogo who hails from Mali and brother Melchior Mahinini from Tanzania.

This is contained in a letter signed by the Reverend Father Ben Nnadi, Vice Chancellor, Minna Diocese.

The letter addressed to all Priests, Religious, and the Lay Faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Minna titled , ” Appreciation To God and All” expressed gratitude to God for answering prayers offered on behalf of the two Priests.

The vice Chancellor on behalf of the Catholic Bishop of Minna, and his Auxiliary thanked the Faithfuls for their prayers and support rendered during the period.

According to him, “on behalf of the Bishop, Most Rev Martins Igwe Uzoukwu and his Auxiliary Most Rev Slyvester Gopep, we wish to appreciate God for answered prayers”

“I just want to officially inform you that Rev Fr Paul Sanogo and brother Melchior Mahinini are in safe hands and are doing well”.

He further called for continued prayers for the safety of all Priests all over the world.

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