Maurizio Pallu, an Italian priest kidnapped by gun men last Thursday in Edo State Nigeria has attracted the prayer of Pope Francis who is said to be praying for his safe release. He was kidnapped outside Benin City by heavy armed men.
Priest Maurizio Pallu who has been doing his ecclesiastical job close to 3 year in Nigeria was abducted by armed men while traveling with some members of his parish. They were robbed and later when they identify the personality of Maurizio Pallu, they decided to take him away and let the others go.
Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, told TV200 that the Nigerian Police and all security forces are combing every where to find the Priest and he asked all and sundry to be prayerful.