Finally, Fr. Giancarlo Bossi, PIME, after 40 days of captivity, was released. According to the news, the release took place on Thursday, July 19, 2007 around 9 p.m. in the town of Karomatan, Lanao Del Norte. He lost 15 pounds on a meager diet during his ordeal but was not threatened by the Muslim militants who kidnapped him. Bossi, 57, said he did not believe he would be freed until he was dumped Thursday night along a road where the police picked him up.
Thanks be to God for his mercy and to all the people of good will for their prayers!