» 07/20/2007, 00.00
ITALY – PHILIPPINES
PIME thanks all those who contributed to the release of Fr. Bossi
A Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions statement
PIME appeals for Father Bossi’s release
In a statement titled ‘We Still Hope” the missionaries of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions in the Philippines urge anyone with information to come forward and help the search for Fr Giancarlo Bossi, who was seized on June 10 in Mindanao.
Army announces Father Bossi sighted, PIME can’t confirm
According to Major General Ben Dolorfino, PIME missionary abducted on June 10 was sighted by some soldiers near the village of Sapad, Lanao del Norte. Missionaries from PIME regional house cannot confirm.
PIME missionary, Fr Giancarlo Bossi, abducted in Mindanao
The missionary has worked for almost 30 years on the Mindanao Island where Muslim guerrillas have been battling the army for the island’s autonomy.
Mass for Father Bossi’s release celebrated in Zamboanga
During the service celebrated a month to the day after the missionary’s abduction, his fellow clergymen in the Philippines pray that the kidnappers’ hearts be touched and that Father Bossi be allowed to go back to the place where God invited him to serve his flock.
02/08/2007 PHILIPPINES – ITALY
Father Bossi to hold press conference in Rome
PIME Superior General Father Zanchi leaves for Manila tomorrow to participate in a four-day reflection and prayer meeting and share in the celebrations for Father Bossi’s release. All PIME missionaries in the Philippines will take part in the event. Right after his return to Italy Father Bossi will visit the crisis unit of the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry where he will meet the press.
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