In this podcast Fr Michael Sinnott, who recently returned to the Philippines, speaks about his experience in captivity and what it means to be a missionary priest.

This podcast amde available from Vatican Radio

Return to the Philippines

Fr Michael Sinnott, the 80 year-old Columban Missionarywho was kidnapped and held captive for 32 days by armed rebels in the Philippines, returned to the place of his abduction this week and said he will continue his work there for as long as he can.

Born in December 1929, Fr Michael is a native of Clonard Co. Wexford . He was ordained in 1954 and following studies in Rome, assigned to Mindanao, Philippines in 1957. He served in Mindanao until 1966 and was then assigned to the theology staff in Dalgan Park, Navan.

He returned to Philippines in 1976 where he has served in a variety of pastoral and administrative roles.

Since 1998 he has been involved with The Centre and School for Special Children which he established.