Sister kidnapped in Mali in 2017 finally released

On Saturday, Sister Gloria Narváez Argoti, the Colombian Franciscan lady kidnapped by jihadists in Mali in February 2017, was released. This was announced by the press service of the Malian president.

The 57-year-old sister, a member of the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, had already given a sign of life in July by writing a note to her brother through the Red Cross.

The sister was kidnapped on February 7, 2017, in Karangasso, in southern Mali, where she had been working as a missionary for six years.

The Malian interim president, Colonel Assimi Goita, praised the sister and said her release “was the culmination of the combined efforts of several intelligence agencies”.

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