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Mediation for Father Bossi’s release continues
Contacts are ongoing as hope in “positive developments” endures. PIME missionaries are cautiously optimistic.
25/07/2007 PHILIPPINES – ITALY
Great celebrations in Payao for Father Bossi’s return
Joyful Christians and Muslims come together to welcome PIME missionary home. Freed priest celebrates mass in his parish church, thanks all those who prayed for him during his captivity.
Mindanao: non-stop prayers and continued hope for Father Bossi
One of Father Bossi’s fellow missionaries talks about the moving mobilisation, which includes prayer campaigns and messages of solidarity.
Father Bossi’s kidnappers probably MILF fighters
The official announcement of the missionary’s abduction was made by Col Godofredo Paderanga, a Filipino Army officer stationed in Mindanao. Father Bossi is the third Italian priest kidnapped in the area in the last ten years.
A year after Father Bossi’s abduction, Payao has changed
A fellow missionary writes that the area where the missionary for the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions was taken away has changed. There have been no reports about the fate of his captors as Father Boss’s fellow clergymen say no to violence.
No contacts with kidnappers, search for Fr Bossi starts again in Payao
PIME missionaries in the Philippines have no news about any emissary from by Fr Giancarlo Bossi’s kidnappers despite a statement to that effect by the army general heading the search probe into the missionary’s disappearance. Search activities focus again on the area where he was kidnapped. A message of solidarity arrives from Dehonian missionaries.
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