May 16, 2014

Ugandan Priest Kidnapped In Mexico

 

He was kidnapped while driving a pickup truck after celebrating mass in an indigenous village, the bishop said/FILE
He was kidnapped while driving a pickup truck after celebrating mass in an indigenous village, the bishop said/FILE

A Ugandan priest working with indigenous people in Mexico has been kidnapped, a church official said Thursday.

The priest, identified as Father Sean John, was abducted by gunmen a week ago in the violence-plagued southern state of Guerrero, Bishop Alejo Zavala Castro said.

The priest had been working in Mexico for the past three years, he said.

He was kidnapped while driving a pickup truck after celebrating mass in an indigenous village, the bishop said.

There has been no word from him nor any ransom demand, he added.

Guerrero is one of Mexico’s poorest states and a hotbed of drug trafficking activity. Kidnappings and killings by organized crime gangs are common there.

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3 thoughts on “Ugandan Priest Kidnapped In Mexico

  1. I wish he had stayed in Africa where there are poor people too in great need of such counselling.

  2. But even in Africa they have been abducting people! Don’t you know that Kony and Boko Haram have abducted school children? In Uganda some priests have been killed by insurgents, others have been murdered and others have died of accidents. Let us just pray that he may be released unharmed.

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