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Haiti: Six abducted nuns released in Port-au-Prince

Haiti: Six abducted nuns released in Port-au-Prince


Article published by the Vatican News


The six sisters of the Congregation of Saint Anne who were kidnapped on 19 January in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, have been released. The two laypeople - reportedly their bus driver and a niece of one of the nun - were also released. Unidentified armed men had stopped the bus on which they were travelling, demanding a ransom of 3.5 million dollars, according to local media reports.

The President of the Haitian Bishop Conference, Archbishop Max Leroy Mésidor, confirmed their release to Vatican Media. Archbishop Mésidor expressed his joy at the news and thanked all those who had paid attention and offered support in this situation. 'We give thanks to God! Thank you for your support," he said.

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