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Colombian nun held by Al-Qaeda begs Pope to help free her

  • Gloria Cecilia Narvaez has been held by a Mali Al-Qaeda group for almost a year
  • New footage from Monday shows the nun begging for Pope Francis to help her
  • She was captured on February 7, 2017, near the Mali and Burkina Faso border  

Al-Qaeda terrorists have released footage of a Colombian nun begging for Pope Francis to help free her after being held by terrorists for nearly a year. 

SITE Intelligence Group, who monitor jihadi websites, said the video released on Monday by a Mali-based Islamic group shows Gloria Cecilia Narvaez appealing to Pope Francis.

The Franciscan nun says: ‘I ask you to help with my freedom and do the impossible and get them to release me.’

Video released by Al-Qaeda terrorists shows Franciscan nun Gloria Cecilia Narvaez begging for Pope Francis to help free her

She was captured near the Mali and Burkina Faso border on February 7, 2017

In the clip she says: 'I ask you to help with my freedom and do the impossible and get them to release me'

She was captured near the Mali and Burkina Faso border on February 7, 2017. In the clip she says: ‘I ask you to help with my freedom and do the impossible and get them to release me’

She was seized near the border with Burkina Faso and has been held since February 7, 2017.

The Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), which claims to hold her, is a terrorist organisation based in West Africa. 

The jihadists said she was taken for ‘preaching Christianity and supporting the crusaders in Mali’.

Ms Narvaez was also seen in a video from July that was released prior to French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the African country. 

The terrorist organisation Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), which claims to hold her, said she was taken for 'preaching Christianity and supporting the crusaders in Mali'

The terrorist organisation Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), which claims to hold her, said she was taken for ‘preaching Christianity and supporting the crusaders in Mali’

A GSIM member suggested that her family should organise for money to be sent and hinted at other hostages who were let go following payouts from humanitarian organisations. 

In a statement directed to the nun’s family, the terrorist spokesperson warns them not to use ‘colonial power’ and to collaborate with charities, specifically the non-governmental organisation Gift of the Givers. 

They then quote Osama bin Laden at the end of the video where he said: ‘Just like you kill us, we will kill you. As you imprison us, we will imprison you.’ 

Ms Narvaez was also seen in a video from July that was released prior to French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to the African country

Ms Narvaez was also seen in a video from July that was released prior to French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the African country



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