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Nun released nearly five years after kidnapping in Mali thanks God

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a missionary who was abducted in Mali in February 2017 and held for nearly five years, posted Sunday on Twitter thanking God and all those who made possible her liberation.

In her Oct. 17 message, Sr. Gloria said, “I want to lift up my thanksgiving to God on this day because I have felt him close to me during this captivity.”

“My thanks to His Holiness Pope Francis, to the Italian government, to the Italian intelligence agencies, to the Malian authorities, to Cardinal Zerbo,” the nun said.

After she was released, Jean Cardinal Zerbo of Bamako told AFP, “We  prayed a lot for her release. I thank the Malian authorities and the people of goodwill which made this release possible.” 

Sr. Gloria also thanked “Dr. Iván Duque, President of Colombia, and the entire Colombian government, the Colombian ambassador to Italy, Dr. Jorge Mario, GAULA, the Bishops’  Conference, the bishops and priests, the mean and women religious, parish groups, committed laity, prayer groups “

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