Pope Francis urges release of six kidnapped Nigerian nuns

Pope Francis urges release of six kidnapped Nigerian nuns

Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the swift release of six Catholic nuns kidnapped one month ago in Nigeria, joining his appeal to one issued by the bishops’ conference of Africa’s most populous nation.

 

“From the heart, I unite myself to the appeal of the bishops of Nigeria for the liberation of the six Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, kidnapped roughly a month ago from the convent in Iguoriakhi,” the pontiff said, referring to the city in southern Nigeria where the sisters resided.

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