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German priest abducted in Mali in 2022 freed: officials

By AFP

November 26, 2023 10:45 PM


 

A German Catholic priest widely thought to have been abducted after going missing in Mali in late 2022 has been freed and is on his way back home, officials said on Sunday.

"The priest Hans-Joachin Lohre, abducted November 20, 2022, was freed this Sunday. He's in a plane heading to his country," an official with the archdiocese told AFP on condition of anonymity. A government official confirmed the information. Lohre went missing was widely thought to have been kidnapped following his disappearance, though no one ever claimed responsibility for his disappearance.


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