The Sun (Sunnewsonline.com) is reporting that Archbishop Ignatius Kattey, the Archbishop of Niger Delta North has been kidnapped, along with his wife Beatrice.
The Gospel tomorrow speaks of the cost of discipleship, and here it is. He was reportedly kidnapped at Eleme on their way to Port Harcourt. The Archbishop's wife was left in the car as the kidnappers "fled with the bishop into the bush."
These are the times when the Anglican Communion is greater than the sum of its parts, and when our prayers are not for our friends alone, but for every member of the Church as they live out being the witness to Christ's presence in the world.
Pray for the Archbishop and for his family in this time of crisis, and pray for his quick and safe release.