A Louisiana nun was discovered alive five months after being kidnapped in western Africa.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sister Suellen Tennyson was abducted from her convent in Yalgo, Burkina Faso, on April 4 by a group of gunmen, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
According to the letter received by The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate, the 83-year-old was released by her captors and is now with US officials in Niamey, Niger.
“We thank God for Sister Suellen’s safety,” Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond said in a Facebook post.
Tennyson had been in Burkina Faso since 2014, living and working.
Sister Ann Lacour informed the Clarion Herald, “She is safe.”
“She is on American territory but not from America.” She is secure. She was fully recovered by Monday morning. We’ve talked to her.
She will return to the United States at some point. “
No more information was released concerning the nun’s stay in captivity or her later release.