DAILY CATHOLIC     THURSDAY     May 6, 1999     vol. 10, no. 89

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PERU WOMEN KIDNAP PRIEST TO PREVENT TRANSFER

          LIMA (CWNews.com) - A group of women in a remote Andean village kidnapped their parish priest on Sunday to prevent his transfer, but released him on Tuesday after agreeing to a settlement.

          Father Julian Parque was celebrating his final Mass in the village of Mejia when he was abducted by the women. After a 48-hour standoff with police, the women agreed to release the priest when the bishop agreed to extend his time in the village for another month.

          Negotiations were expected to continue over further extending the deadline for Father Parque to leave his post.


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May 6, 1999       volume 10, no. 89
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