URGENT: Sign the Petition for Obama to Save Kidnapped Syrian Bishops
- Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As many of you are already aware, we are saddened to report the kidnapping of
His Eminence Mor Gregorious Yuhanna Ibrahim, Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox
Church in Aleppo, Syria by an unknown armed group. Also kidnapped, along with
Archbishop Yuhanna Ibrahim, was Archbishop Bolous Yazejy of the Greek Orthodox
Church of Aleppo. The Archbishops were en route to Kafr Dael, a relatively
small village in the outskirts of Aleppo doing humanitarian work and their
pastoral duties in securing the release of two priests who were kidnapped
earlier this year. Both Archbishops were abducted from their vehicle and have
not been seen or heard from since.
I urge everyone to take immdiate action and sign the petition to help ensure
Continue to pray for a quick and safe return of the Archbishops and that
rational thinking prevail on the part of the kidnappers.
This petition should be circulated as widely as possible. Kindly pass it along
and may God continue to bless you.
Yours in Christ,
Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim
© 2013 Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Archdiocese of the Eastern United
260 Elm Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666
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