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Two Roman Catholic priests kidnapped in Sudan
« on: January 26, 2012, 02:42:52 PM »
Two Roman Catholic priests were kidnapped by militia members, who stormed a church compound in the city of Rabak. The kidnapping occurred on Jan. 15, and there has been no contact with church officials since a phone call on Jan. 19.

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Four days later, on Jan. 19, the kidnappers forced the two priests to call their bishop with a ransom demand of 500,000 Sudanese pounds (U.S. $185,530), 250,000 Sudanese pounds each.

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Re: Two Roman Catholic priests kidnapped in Sudan
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 03:09:52 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Two Roman Catholic priests kidnapped in Sudan
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 04:43:45 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Two Roman Catholic priests kidnapped in Sudan
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 04:48:29 PM »
Lord have mercy:

From this news account, Christians in North Sudan appear to be targeted with genocide.
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Re: Two Roman Catholic priests kidnapped in Sudan
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 06:55:28 PM »
Lord have mercy.   :(
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Re: Two Roman Catholic priests kidnapped in Sudan
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 07:12:39 PM »
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Re: Two Roman Catholic priests kidnapped in Sudan
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 05:44:28 AM »
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Re: Two Roman Catholic priests kidnapped in Sudan
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 08:46:32 AM »
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Re: Two Roman Catholic priests kidnapped in Sudan
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 09:49:34 AM »
When will this madness end?  God have mercy on these 2 priests/
The unworthy hierodeacon, Vasyl

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Re: Two Roman Catholic priests kidnapped in Sudan
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 02:57:40 PM »
may God give them peace and protect the churches who are missing them.