Rebels in South Sudan have reportedly abducted eight aid workers with the Christian humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse. The group is led by Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham.According to a military official, the kidnappers are demanding food as ransom.
Mangaluru, March 17, 2015: In a startling episode, reminiscent of the recent gang rape of a nun in Kolkata, a young nun was allegedly kidnapped and manhandled in a broad daylight by four men here on Mondday. However, as luck would have it, the nun in this case managed to escape from the clutches of the assailants, just in nick of time.
Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar SJ was kidnapped on Monday morning 2nd June in Afghanistan
“Alexis Prem Kumar SJ had gone to visit a school for the returnees in Sohadat village 25 km from Herat with the teachers. He was kidnapped from the school as he was about to return to Herat,” said the note from Father Edward Mudavassery, Jesuit Provincial of South Asia.
PARIS -- A French priest was kidnapped early Thursday from his northern Cameroon parish, located in a region where the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram is known to operate, the French Foreign Ministry said.
Georges Vandenbeusch was kidnapped in Koza, in the extreme north of the country, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the border with Nigeria. The zone has been flagged as a risk for terrorism and kidnapping, but the priest chose to stay on to "exercise his mission," the ministry said.