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Muslims kidnap Catholic priest who organized meetings against female genital mutilation

Muslims kidnap Catholic priest who organized meetings against female genital mutilation

Priest kidnapped for opposing #FGM
Country: 
Niger (the)
News Date: 
10/10/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

“Italian Priest Kidnapped in Niger,” , September 18, 2018 (thanks to Benedict):

Italian Priest Kidnapped in Nigerian Italian Catholic priest who was working as a missionary in Niger Republic has been kidnapped, a Vatican news agency reported on Tuesday.

Father Pierluigi Maccalli of the Society of African Missions (SMA) was abducted overnight, Agenzia Fides reported, quoting another Catholic priest based in Niger, Father Mauro Armanino.

Maccalli organised meetings against local practices like circumcision and female genital mutilation, and this “may be one of the reasons for the kidnapping, according to local sources,’’ Fides said.