Syrian Nuns Freed

Mar 09, 2014 Comment(s) Tags: ,

Thirteen nuns and three workers kidnapped months ago from Mar Thekla in Ma-loula, Syria, by al Qaeda-linked rebels, were released today. After a 9-hour journey, they were met in the hillside village of Jdaidet Yabous by Greek Orthodox church officials. Mother Pelagia Sayaf, the abbess of the monastery, said the women were all in good health and had not been mistreated by their captors.

Syrian Public Security Director Gen. Abbas Ibrahim said that no money was paid for the nuns’ release, but that it was part of a deal in exchange for 150 females that the Syrian government was holding.

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”
Psalm 107: 1

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