Kidnapped nuns released in Haiti

Kidnapped nuns released in Haiti

The six nuns were on a bus on their way to work when they were kidnapped.


About a week ago, gunmen hijacked a bus and detained everyone on board in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, Reuters reported.

In the writing statement diocese diocese A district or district under the supervision of the archbishop.In Port-au-Prince they “thank God for the release” of the six nuns and two others who were kidnapped from the bus on January 19.

“This painful event once again challenged our faith, but it remains unbreakable,” says Archbishop Max Leroy Messidor in a statement.

Archbishop Max Leroy Mesidor (TV) during a Mass in October 2021.

The statement did not indicate whether the ransom had been paid, or who was behind it.

Last week, a doctor and a judge were kidnapped before being released for ransom.

Pope Francis on Sunday asked for the hostages to be released, saying he was praying for an end to the violence in Haiti.

The United Nations estimates that more than 4,700 people were killed on the Caribbean island last year, Reuters wrote.

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Kidnappings of celebrities and ordinary people have increased on a large scale in Port-au-Prince. The United Nations estimated last year that gangs control about 80 percent of the city.

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The UN Security Council has given the green light to send a multinational security force to help police in Haiti fight gangs.

The goal is to assemble a force of about 2,500 personnel who can begin their mission during the first quarter of next year. Kenya will lead the force, which will provide about 1,000 police officers.


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