June 24, 2013
BEIRUT: Greek Orthodox Patriarch Yohanna X Yazigi questioned the failure of states and security forces to expedite the release of two abducted bishops.
“We appreciate the efforts exerted by the [relevant] states and security forces to seek out information on the fate of the two bishops, but we wonder if they lack the resources to secure their release?” Yazigi said during a Mass at Balamand Monastery.
He added, “We believe their fate is in the hands of God, but this doesn’t [free] anyone from the responsibility of finding out the truth and releasing them as soon as possible.”
Source: The Daily Star