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Colombian Rebels Kidnap Catholic Bishop

The smaller of Colombia’s two main leftist rebel groups kidnapped a Catholic bishop but planned to set him free bearing a political message for the government, officials said Monday. Misael Vacca Ramirez, the Bishop of Yopal, was traveling with two other priests and a local mayor in the eastern Casanare region Saturday when they were stopped by members of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, said Monsignor Fabian Marulanda, secretary-general of the Bishop’s Conference. Full Story

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