Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA – Father Pier Luigi Maccalli is free: “A gift for World Mission Sunday”
Rome – “The release of Father Pier Luigi Maccalli is the most precious gift for World Mission Day which we will celebrate next Sunday, October 18”. This is the first reaction of Fr. Antonio Porcellato, Superior General of the Society for Africa Missions, after the release of Father Pier Luigi Maccalli, who was kidnapped in Niger on September 17, 2018, and comments in a message sent to Fides: “The joy of our great family of the Society of African Missions is immense. Our gratitude to God is even greater. Our joy joins the joy of Maccalli’s family, of our confrere Fr. Walter, Pier Luigi’s brother and of the many people involved, who prayed with us and dedicated part of their lives to the thought of Father Pier Luigi, especially the entire Diocese of Crema, and the Archdiocese of Niamey”.