Re: Rev Fr Paulos Iskander Benham: Remembering a Martyr from 2006!
- The link to the write up on Fr Ragheed Ganni and the three deacons that did not work in the first posting is provided again.
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--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Anup Kuruvilla Vazhayil wrote:
> October 11, 2007 is the first anniversary of the martyrdom of Rev Fr
> Paulos Iskandar Benham, one of the Syriac Orthodox priests in the
> Archdiocese of Mosul. Iraqi Muslim insurgents had abducted Fr Iskander
some ten days prior & had demanded a high ransom. The insurgent's demand
also included public repudiation of Pope Benedict XVI's remarks about
Islam. The repudiation was made and the ransom arranged, but the
insurgents killed Fr Iskander all the same. The manner of this Holy
Priests killing was most brutal and gruesome, and one can only imagine
the pain he would have suffered.
> Let us join together in praying for the soul of this Martyr.
> More on Fr Iskander can be read at the following links:
> (please scroll down the page for this news item)
> Orthodox Christians continue to suffer on account of their faith, and
> die regularly in Iraq. A detailed description of what happened to Fr.
> Ragheed Ganni, a Chaldean Catholic priest and three deacons can be
> Perhaps, we can use this anniversary of Fr Iskander's martyrdom to
> remember all the Christians in Iraq who have died for their faith or
are enduring deep suffering.
- But our leadership in India has failed to inform about martyrdom of Fr.Iskander to ordinary people in kerala,they never organised prayer for suffering Iraqi christians in various kerala church,only few people of kerala who has membership in forum knows about martyrdom,but the keralite Jacobite bishops have ignored it,unfortunately,even now majority Kerala Jacobites does not know about Fr.Iskandser's martyrdom and sufferings of Iraqi christians.
Bibu Philip Matthew;
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