Alexis Prem Kumar
Jesuit Refugee Service is keeping half a dozen schools in troubled Afghanistan running despite no trace of its coordinator in Afghanistan, who was kidnapped in early June.
Indian Jesuit Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, who headed the JRS operations in Afghanistan, was abducted by gunmen June 2 at a school run by JRS in Herat province.
A Jesuit priest from India was kidnapped June 2 as he was leaving a school serving children who were recently returned to Afghanistan after living as refugees in Iran or Pakistan.
The superior of the church mission of Afghanistan (sui iuris) has appealed for "silent prayer" for the resolution of yesterday's kidnapping of the priest who heads Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in the country.