» 06/18/2007, 00.00
p. Gianni Sandalo
Fr. Bossi, witness that the Kingdom belongs to the meek
The portrait of the priest kidnapped June 10th last in Mindanao, container in a letter-prayer written by the Regional Superior of Pime in the Philippines. His mission is a testimony that life is a gift, to be shared with others.
A blog to ask for the release of Fr. Giancarlo Bossi
Missionaries from the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions in the Philippines have opened a virtual diary on the internet, to gather messages and prayers from all over the world and speak about their view of developments in the case of Fr. Bossi, kidnapped June 10th last in Mindanao.
Fr. Bossi: “I am well, I want to return to bid farewell to my parishioners”
The missionary reveals that he survived on rice and salt and that he intends to quit smoking. Brought to a military camp in Manila, where is awaited by the Philippine President.
Fr. Benedetti: we are awaiting “positive developments” for Fr. Bossi
Cautious optimism among the confreres of the missionary abducted in Payao: good news may arrive within the next two weeks, but the situation remains “delicate”.
20/07/2007 PHILIPPINES – ITALY
Fr. Bossi: “I will return among my people”
The Italian missionary retraces the dramatic events of his sequester. He misses the warmth of his people and the affection “of the children” because his hart “is and will remain in Payao”. Messages of joy at the news of his release multiply.
Mindanao: Father Bossi well according to first contacts
Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions regional superior confirms first verbal contacts with missionary’s still anonymous kidnappers. An 11-hour prayer Vigil was held yesterday in Ipil with witnesses by Christians and Muslims. In Payao, where Father Bossi worked, faithful of every creed pray 24 hours a day.
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