Russia's invasion of Ukraine does not seem to get even slightly closer to an end.
2021 saw several large-scale kidnappings as armed groups realise its effectiveness in raising cash through extortion.
It was unclear on Thursday if any ransom was paid to release any of the missionaries.
The authorities also blocked entry to the Catholic cemetery in Wenzhou to prevent Christians from praying.
The gang leader threatened Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry and the chief of Haiti’s National Police.
Local unions and other organisations were planning to launch a strike Monday to protest the country's worsening security situation
Nigerian Christians are regularly confronted with life-threatening violence from Fulani herdsmen.
The inaction of the police left the family in a state of shock.
On the first Sunday of August Father Pierluigi Maccalli visited the shrine of Fatima in Portugal.