This nun was freed four years after being kidnapped by Islamists in Mali.
Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a Colombian nun serving for 12 years in southern Mali was kidnapped near the border with Burkina Faso on February 7, 2017.
The men forced her to hand over the keys to the community’s ambulance. The vehicle was later found abandoned. Three other sisters were present at their house but escaped. The kidnappers were going to take the youngest nun, but Sr. Gloria reportedly volunteered to take her place.
The Malian presidency released her first photos and announced that she was released on Oct. 9 after “four years and eight months of combined efforts of several intelligence services.”
Earlier this year, she was allowed to give proof that she was alive with a handwritten note in which she asked people to pray for her.
Just a couple of days later she arrived in Rome and attended Mass in St. Peter’s basilica and met Pope Francis
Photos: Presidency of Mali – Vatican Media