Captors freed Irish Priest because they wanted to watch the Pacquiao fight

Father Sinnott

In a report by GMAnews.TV, 79 year old Irish priest, Fr. Michael Sinnott who was kidnapped and taken hostage for a month by Philippine Guerrillas in Mindanao was released by his captors because they wanted to watch the Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto fight.

“Your freedom is our freedom. We don’t want to be here for a long time, too.  And we want to watch Pacquiao’s fight,” Sinnott told GMAnews.TV on Saturday.

The 79-year-old Sinnott who was recovering from heart surgery prior to his kidnapping, believes his abductors let him go because they felt it was hard to take care of an older person with health problems.

“With my age and condition, they really don’t want to hold me longer. I am old, and I had a hard time walking,” said Sinnott

(Photo of Fr. Michael Sinnott/Credit: Mark Tia)

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