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Italian Missionary order urges priest’s release

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This most recent round of armed hostilities followed the weekend theft and destruction of some 300,000 doses of various vaccines (IRIN)

In another development, the Brothers of Saint Francis-Xavier Order in Rome called on Sierra Leonean rebels yesterday to release the Reverend Mario Guerra, who was abducted on 15 November, AFP reported quoting missionary sources. It quoted the order as asking the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) to take into account Guerra’s health and his “important human and Christian contribution” to Sierra Leone. Guerra is 64 years old. The order has also asked the Italian and Sierra Leonean governments and the European Union to try and secure Guerra’s release.


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