Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
Capital News

Africa

Ugandan priest reported kidnapped in Mexico‎

He was kidnapped while driving a pickup truck after celebrating mass in an indigenous village, the bishop said/FILE

He was kidnapped while driving a pickup truck after celebrating mass in an indigenous village, the bishop said/FILE

ACAPULCO, May 16 – A Ugandan priest working with indigenous people in Mexico has been kidnapped, a church official said Thursday.

The priest, identified as Father Sean John, was abducted by gunmen a week ago in the violence-plagued southern state of Guerrero, Bishop Alejo Zavala Castro said.

The priest had been working in Mexico for the past three years, he said.

He was kidnapped while driving a pickup truck after celebrating mass in an indigenous village, the bishop said.

There has been no word from him nor any ransom demand, he added.

Guerrero is one of Mexico’s poorest states and a hotbed of drug trafficking activity. Kidnappings and killings by organized crime gangs are common there.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

More on Capital News