Independent Indian news service Matters India citing a note from the Jesuit Provincial of South Asia has reported today that a Jesuit priest from India working among refugees has been kidnapped by unknown persons from a village in Afghanistan.
“Alexis Prem Kumar SJ had gone to visit a school for the returnees in Sohadat village 25 km from Herat with the teachers. He was kidnapped from the school as he was about to return to Herat,” said the note from Father Edward Mudavassery, Jesuit Provincial of South Asia.
The 47-year-old priest belongs to Madurai Jesuit province. The incident occurred on Monday morning, Fr Mudavassery said.
For the full story and Father Kumar’s photo, read Indian Jesuit kidnapped in Afghanistan