Syrian Orthodox Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim of Syria kidnapped

April 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Persecution

Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo, Syria kidnapped

An Urgent Appeal for Prayer and Intervention

Dear Friends in the world

Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim of the SyrianI am sorry to inform you that Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo was kidnapped on April 22, this afternoon on his way back to Aleppo from the Turkish borders. He went there to bring back with him Bishop Boulos Yazaji of the Greek Orthodox of Aleppo. The news which we have received is that an armed group from (Chichan) stopped the car and kidnapped the two bishops while the driver was killed. We are working and doing our best for the release of the two Bishops and return safely. So far we are unable to connect with them or with their kidnappers.

Please circulate this message as wider as you can. We need pressures of all churches in the world and embassies around the world for their release. The Bishop was doing a humanitarian mission to release two priests who were kidnapped months ago.

Please do your best in this critical issue and also we need the prayers of all faithful around the world for their safety.

Yours in Christ

Razek Siriani
Ecumenical Relations & Relief Officer
Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo

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