American nun abducted in West Africa, archdiocese of New Orleans says

The 83-year-vintage nun turned into kidnapped in a single day on Monday.

An American nun turned into kidnapped from a parish in Yalgo, Burkina Faso, wherein she has been stationed as a missionary due to the fact 2014, in line with the archdiocese of New Orleans.

The 83-year-vintage Sister Suellen Tennyson turned into kidnapped in a single day on Monday and brought to an unknown vacation spot through unidentified armed men, in line with Bishop Theophile Nare.

The archdiocese of New Orleans stated the abductors vandalized the convent wherein Tennyson lived earlier than she turned into taken.

“We first and main are praying for Sr. Suellen’s protection and for her launch from her captives. Let us pray too for all impacted through the movements of this group, specifically our sisters who witnessed the vandalism and kidnapping. We are in contact with governmental leaders who’ve pledged to maintain us knowledgeable as they analyze more,” Marianite congregational chief Sister Ann Lacour stated.

Asked approximately Tennyson’s case, a spokesperson for the State Department informed ABC News they’re aware about reviews of a U.S. citizen lacking in Burkina Faso.

The U.S. embassy in Ouagadougou is working “diligently” with nearby government at the case and tracking the situation, they added – “prepared to offer all suitable consular assistance.”

“Until the look for her is successful, we continue to be in communion of prayer for the discharge of Sr. Suellen Tennyson,” Nare stated in a statement.

Suellen has robust ties to the New Orleans region having served right here for decades previous to her paintings as a missionary, in line with the archdiocese of New Orleans.

“For many years, Sr. Suellen ministered to the humans of the Archdiocese of New Orleans with incredible joy. Today, we specific our disappointment and surprise at her abduction and provide our prayers for her secure return. Please be a part of me in praying for Sr. Suellen, the Marianite Sisters of the Holy Cross, and all who recognize and love her at some point of this tough time,” Archbishop Gregory Aymond stated in a statement.