18146Majdalani delivers Yazigi plea to free two bishops
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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.”