"There are no claims or demands for ransom", says Fr. Edmond Dembele, Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Mali who advises about the investigation into the kidnapping of Sister Cecilia Narváez Argoti, the religious of Colombian nationality of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate, kidnapped in Karangasso in southern Mali.
"Although we have no
news we do not lose hope, because we continue to receive reassuring
messages from the faithful and of other local people who give us hope
for Sister Cecilia’s fate".
Fr. Dembele adds some details on the circumstances of the kidnapping.
"The kidnappers arrived on 7 February from a secluded location a bit far
from the village where Sister Cecilia and her sisters were. They broke
into the missionary center and plundered money and computer equipment.
They then escaped with the ambulance of the medical center with the