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1-FR-NDULANI

Former Dunkeld priest killed in Democratic Republic of Congo

Fr Jean-Pierre Ndulani’s body believed to be in a mass grave in his homeland

Reports are coming in that Fr Jean-Pierre Ndulani, former priest of Dunkeld Diocese, has been found dead in his native Democratic Republic of Congo.

The former Dundee priest (above) was kidnapped at gunpoint on October 19 by rebel forces in his war-torn homeland shortly after arriving back there for Dundee.

Mother Marie-Aimee, mother superior at Wellburn Home, where Fr Ndulani spent six years, received an email from the DRC with information indicating the Assumptionist Father had been found in a mass grave with two other priests.

The email she received states that Saambili Bamukoka, chief of the local Watalinga-Kamango, believes the hostages taken by ADF-NALU have been slaughtered by the rebels in the aftermath of a DRC Army victory over rebel groups.

“We regret the discovery of mass graves at Mukakati,” Saambili Bamukoka, said.

“Many people that we presume to be hostages, they were shot, they were slaughtered.”

The email also states ‘this information does not leave the Assumptionists with any hope of recovering their three kidnapped priests.’

Though official confirmation has not yet been received, this news will cause great upset in the diocese of Dunkeld where Fr Ndulani was a much-loved priest.

 

—ian@sconews.co.uk

 

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