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18146Majdalani delivers Yazigi plea to free two bishops

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    Jul 2, 2013

      Majdalani delivers Yazigi plea to free two bishops
      July 02, 2013 12:39 AM
      The Daily Star

      BEIRUT: Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X Yazigi issued a plea last week
      for the safe release of two bishops, Paul Yazigi and Youhanna Ibrahim,
      kidnapped in Syria earlier this year.

      Yazigi’s plea was delivered in a speech given by Orthodox Future MP Atef
      Majdalani on his behalf at the 20th general assembly of the
      Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy in Athens over the weekend.

      Yazigi also called for restoring civil peace and respect for human
      rights in the Arab world.

      In his own speech, Majdalani called for measures to curb the expulsion
      of Christians from Arab countries, calling for “working hand-in-hand
      with our partners, the moderate Muslims, to confront this catastrophe
      that threatens to change the region and its future.”