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Prayers requested for abducted Syrian hierarchs

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://oca.org/news/headline-news/prayers-requested-for-abducted-syrian-hierarchs April 22, 2013 Prayers requested for abducted Syrian hierarchs SYOSSET, NY
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 22, 2013
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      April 22, 2013
      Prayers requested for abducted Syrian hierarchs

      SYOSSET, NY [OCA]

      In a portion of a letter dated April 22, 2013 and signed by His Grace,
      Bishop Basil, Secretary of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of
      North and Central America to all member hierarchs, prayers were
      requested for two Syrian hierarchs who had been abducted earlier that day.

      The text of the letter reads as follows.

      “Metropolitan Paul Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo
      (brother of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of the Great City-of-God
      Antioch and all the East), and Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim of the
      Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo, were both abducted this morning,
      Monday, April 22nd, while they were traveling together on the road
      between Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) and the north Syrian city of Aleppo.
      The driver of the vehicle in which they were traveling was killed in the
      attack. Your prayers are requested.”
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