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Aleppo bishops kidnapped

Aleppo bishops kidnapped

UPDATE: Unconfirmed but Twitter is reporting the bishops have been freed. (Still unconfirmed 4/25/13

BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreaking 3m

Two bishops abducted in northern Syria on Monday are released – Church official

Anglican Communion News Service reports on the kidnapping of 2 Orthodox bishops in Syria

Members of the Anglican Communion are being asked to urgently pray for an end to the violence in Syria.

This week saw the massacre of many women and children in a besieged town near Damascus and on Monday, two bishops of Aleppo were reported kidnapped.

The Greek Orthodox Metropolitan, Mgr Boulos Yazigi, and the Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, were captured while returning from doing humanitarian work. More information on the kidnapping is available here


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Donna McNiel

The bishops’ release remains unconfirmed and their families are concerned about their whereabouts.

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