Update on the Kidnapped Syrian Bishops

May 16, 2013 Comment(s) Tags:

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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