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Panic as gunmen kidnap another Catholic priest in Anambra

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The kidnap of another catholic priest in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, has caused tension in Catholic church and priests.

Rev. Fr. Joseph Igweagu, who is the Parish Priest of St. Joseph Parish Abata Nsugbe was kidnapped on his way home after celebrating a funeral Vigil Mass at Umunnachi.

A report by the Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese disclosed that the priest was kidnapped on October 12, 2022.

The statement signed by the Archdiocese Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prudentius Aroh, on Tuesday did not give more details about the incident, but it called for prayers for his unconditional release.

The Archdiocese is putting efforts to secure release of the priest, said Aroh.
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