Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/MALI – The story of Fr. Maccalli is an example of the instability affecting the Sahel
Bamako – The kidnapping of Italian missionary Father Pierluigi Macalli began in Niger and released in Mali. The case of Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli illustrates the cross-border action of Islamist groups that are active in the Sahel area and that no longer easily cross borders in the desert regions on horseback or on camels, but rather on motorbikes and armed pick-ups .