Kidnappers demand $500,000 ransom for Catholic priest taken in the Congo

Captors of a Catholic Priest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have demanded $500,000 to release him, the country’s local assembly of bishops said on Tuesday.

Father Celestin Nagango was abducted from his church in eastern Congo by armed men on Sunday, mere moments after he had delivered an Easter sermon at the parish.

Now, the kidnappers are requesting money from the church.