No information on fate of Christian leaders abducted in Syria in 2013

admin | 20 February 2015
Moscow, February 20, Interfax - Two Christian leaders abducted in Syria nearly two years ago have still not been found, Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East said at a meeting with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in Moscow.
No information on fate of Christian leaders abducted in Syria in 2013

“There is a problem concerning the abduction of our brothers, Archbishops Youhanna and Paul of Aleppo. Nothing is known about them. We are praying for them to return,” Patriarch John said.

The media reported earlier that Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo Youhanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Paul (Yazigi) of Aleppo and Iskanderun, Patriarch John X’s brother, were kidnapped by Syrian opposition fighters near Aleppo on April 22, 2013. Their driver, also a priest, was killed. The archbishops were dealing with humanitarian problems of the local population in the village of Kfour Dael near the Syrian border with Turkey.

The Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Orthodox Church have repeatedly stated they have been making efforts to have the metropolitans freed.

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