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Jordan: Christians to hold silent prayer
march for release of kidnapped Syrian bishops
Bishop Yazigi & Bishop
Ibrahim Next Tuesday, 21 May, Christians in
Amman, Jordan, will hold a silent candlelit procession to demand the release of
the two bishops of Aleppo, Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos al-Yazigi in
the hands of unknown kidnappers for a month.
Archbishop Maroun Laham, Patriarchal Vicar
for Jordan of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said: "all the Christian
churches will take part. We will leave from the Orthodox Cathedral of Amman to
reach the Syriac Church, passing by the Latin Rite Catholic Cathedral.
"In this way the Christians of Amman and
Jordan can join in the prayer that rises from all Christians in the Arab world,
so our brother bishops and all the other victims of kidnapping are soon
The silent march is being convened by the
Assembly of the Heads of Churches in Jordan. In January 2009, a similar march
was organized in Amman to demand an end to the military campaign 'Cast Lead'
waged by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip.
17 / 05
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