(18 Oct 09 - RV) Pope Benedict today remembered Columban Missionary Fr Michael Sinnott
as Catholics in Ireland and the Philippines joined in prayer for his safe return. The
79 year old priest has been in the hands of unknown gunmen since last Saturday when
he was abducted from his community in Pagadian City in Mindanao in the Southern Philippines.
The regional superior of the Columban Missionaries in the Philippines, Fr Patrick
O’Donoghue offers this reflection on this Mission Sunday...