Update on the Kidnapped Syrian Bishops

Update on the Kidnapped Syrian Bishops

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Metropolitan Yohanna Ibrahim (left) and Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi (right) were abducted April 22, 2013 as they were returning to Antioch.

OCN Now: On April 22nd, two Orthodox bishops traveling near Syria’s border with Turkey were kidnapped by unknown assailants as they were conducting humanitarian work in the area.  Their driver, Fatha’Allah Kabboud, a deacon in the Syriac Orthodox Church, was shot dead. Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo, and Metropolitan Yohanna Ibrahim, the Syriac Archbishop of Aleppo, continue to be held hostage. Join Fr. Chris as he speaks with Charles Ajalat about a bipartisan letter that asks the State Department to make the immediate release of the bishops a priority. Find out how you can sign and help the effort!

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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher lives in Brookline, MA and is the President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.