2 Priests, 1 Sister kidnapped in Cameroon

From BBC:

Priests and nun kidnapped in Cameroon

Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Cameroon, Italy’s foreign ministry and media reports say.  [Lemme guess… could they be…. Mormon missionaries?  Quakers?]

Gunmen ransacked the building in the north-west of the country before taking the hostages, Italy’s Ansa agency said.

The area is close to a stronghold of militant Nigerian group Boko Haram.

The attack comes three months after a French priest was released after being kidnapped by Boko Haram in the same region and held in Nigeria.

The latest attack took place in the district of Maroua in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The gunmen were reported to have arrived by car before entering the building where the priests and the nun were staying at around 02:00 local time (01:00 GMT).

The two priests were from the Vicenza region of Italy, the Italian foreign ministry reported.

It says it has set up a crisis unit to work for their release.

One of the priests had been in Cameroon for more than six years, while the other had arrived about a year ago, Italian media reported.

Last year, seven members of a French family called Moulin-Fournier – four of them children – were abducted by Boko Haram in northern Cameroon and held hostage for two months.

From ANSA: Non si esclude che i sequestratori siano terroristi islamici di Boko Haram, attivi nel nord della Nigeria, che hanno sconfinato in Camerun.

I’m guessing either Islamic terrorists or … well… maybe they refused to criticize Mozilla Firefox fast enough?  Either way, I guessing terrorists.

Sts. Nunilo and Alodia pray for us.


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  1. lsclerkin says:

    Those Amish at it again?

  2. OrthodoxChick says:

    Lord, grant them courage, strength, and a safe return.

  3. Ben Kenobi says:

    Those Amish folks are everywhere! ;)

  4. StJude says:

    Amish, perhaps… or Beliebers.

    May the Lord give them strength.

  5. Nicholas Shaler says:

    As Eye of the Tiber reported 11 months ago, Manicheans have begun increased terrorist activity. Perhaps this incident is related.


    But in all seriousness, may God bless these people and keep them from harm.

  6. Islam began in violence. Was spread in violence. Prayers for these people. Muslims are barbaric.We can pray for their safe release.

  7. JustaSinner says:

    I’m thinking Crusades, the Sequel…then again I am known to be a bit harsh.

  8. you had that thought too? It’s not harsh. It’s realistic.

  9. Doctor Plunkett says:


  10. Gratias says:

    Book Haram is bad for Muslims. It prevents them from Western Christian Education.

    The Mozilla/Firefox firing of a CEO for donating to a proposition that marriage is between a man and a woman is also a terrorist act against free speech in our Western political system. Next they will come for those that think man does not cause global warming.

  11. “Book Haram is bad for Muslims” Boko Haram is not the problem. Look at the history of Islam.

  12. Sorry but i don’t think Muslims are interested in a Christian education.

  13. StJude says:

    Dutch priest who refused to be evacuated from the Syrian city of Homs is shot


  14. Marcus de Alameda says:

    “The Mozilla/Firefox firing of a CEO for donating to a proposition that marriage is between a man and a woman”
    This man also a Catholic who homeschools his children. A good source who knows his family told me he had received death threats and people picketing at his home.
    The bishops need to pump up the volume now about the fascists running loose in this government squashing our religious freedom. Cowardice will not prevail in this battle.

  15. nothing personal Gratias. Am just so fed up with reading these terrible reports about the persecution of Christians by Muslims. They are not a benign group.Never has been.

  16. oops. never HAVE been.you get the idea.

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