The 83-year-old religious woman was abducted over night on Monday.
An American religious woman was abducted from a church in Yalgo, Burkina Faso, where she has actually been pointed as a missionary given that 2014, according to the archdiocese of New Orleans.
The 83-year-old Sibling Suellen Tennyson was abducted over night on Monday and also required to an unidentified location by unknown armed males, according to Diocesan Theophile Nare.
The archdiocese of New Orleans claimed the abductors ruined the convent where Tennyson lived prior to she was taken.
” We firstly are wishing Sr. Suellen’s safety and security and also for her launch from her slaves. Allow us hope as well for all influenced by the activities of this team, specifically our sis that saw the criminal damage and also kidnapping. We are in touch with governmental leaders that have actually vowed to maintain us notified as they find out more,” Marianite congregational leader Sibling Ann Lacour claimed.
Inquired about Tennyson’s instance, a speaker for the State Division informed ABC Information they recognize records of a united state resident missing out on in Burkina Faso.
The united state consular office in Ouagadougou is functioning “faithfully” with regional authorities on the instance and also keeping an eye on the scenario, they included – “prepared to give all ideal consular help.”
” Up until the look for her succeeds, we stay in communion of petition for the launch of Sr. Suellen Tennyson,” Nare claimed in a declaration.
Suellen has solid connections to the New Orleans location having actually offered below for several years before her job as a missionary, according to the archdiocese of New Orleans.
” For several years, Sr. Suellen ministered to individuals of the Archdiocese of New Orleans with fantastic pleasure. Today, we reveal our unhappiness and also shock at her kidnapping and also provide our petitions for her risk-free return. Please join me in wishing Sr. Suellen, the Marianite Siblings of the Holy Cross, and also all that recognize and also enjoy her throughout this challenging time,” Archbishop Gregory Aymond claimed in a declaration.
– ABC Information’ Conor Finnegan added to this record