Rebels kidnap Cardinal Nzapalainga for several hours in Central African Republic

Archive – Members of MINUSCA’s Rwandan unit patrolling Bangui – UN/MINUSCA – LT. GABRIEL MUNYENGABE – Archive


Different sources denied this Saturday that Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga was abducted in the Central African Republic on Friday night.

The Coalición de los Patriotas por el Cambio (CPC), an armed group accused of kidnapping, refused any intervention to detain the priest and explained that checks must be made before allowing the regiment to pass, RFI reported. station.

The Bishop of Bambari, who attended the parade, also denied the kidnapping and any violence.

The militia stopped the religion on their way to Ouanda Djallé, 100 kilometers away, when they were accompanied by the Bambari Bishop or Bria parish priest at the exit of Ouadda. There the cardinal was expected to lay the first stone of a church.

The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) participated in the negotiations. Ouanda Djallé’s neighbors were also reportedly pressed in this direction, and the regiment was finally able to leave on Saturday morning.

The country’s prime minister, Félix Moloua, issued a press release on Saturday morning, saying he is following the situation “closely”.

Source: Noti Merica

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