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An 83-year-old missionary nun from Louisiana has been launched practically 5 months after she was kidnapped from her mattress within the west African nation of Burkina Faso, information businesses report.
A letter despatched to Marianites of Holy Cross mentioned Sister Suellen Tennyson was free and in U.S. arms in Niger’s capital, Niamey, The Occasions-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported. The newspaper mentioned it had obtained a replica of the letter and the order’s U.S. congregational chief, Sister Ann Lacour, had confirmed Tennyson’s launch.
A bunch of “unidentified armed males” kidnaped Tennyson of the Marianites of Holy Cross congregation in a single day from a parish in Yalgo between April four and 5 and took her to an unknown location, the archdiocese mentioned, citing Bishop Theophile Nare of the Kaya Diocese.
“We’re grateful to God,” New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond mentioned in a Fb publish on Wednesday.
Niamey is about 160 miles west of Yalgo, the Burkina Faso city the place Tennyson was residing. She had labored in Burkina Faso since 2014.
Her kidnapping got here at a time of escalating violence and jihadi assaults in Burkina Faso.
“U.S. particular operations forces rescued a hostage from Africa in a raid this week, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Workers Military Gen. Mark Milley revealed on Tuesday. The hostage’s id wasn’t formally launched, however reviews counsel it might be a Catholic nun from the New Orleans, La. space,” American Navy Information reported.
Fox Information’ Audrey Conklin and The Related Press contributed to this report.