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Re: [SORForum] Rev. Fr. Boulos Iskander (SOC priest in Iraq killed )

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  • George John
    Posting a picture of the Slain Rev. Fr. Iskander which appeared in the Arab Times, Kuwait on 13 Oct 2006. George K. John ID 2918 ... From: Thomas Daniel To:
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      Posting a picture of the Slain Rev. Fr. Iskander which appeared in  the Arab Times, Kuwait on 13 Oct 2006.
       
      George K. John
      ID 2918
       
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      Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:47 AM
      Subject: [SORForum] Rev. Fr. Boulos Iskander (SOC priest in Iraq killed )

      Rev. Fr. Boulos Iskander (SOC priest in Iraq killed )

      Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

      I hope this email finds you in peace and health.

      I am writing you from Damascus , where I am attending the Holy Synod
      meetings. This evening, we were shocked with very sad news from
      Mousel , Iraq . Our priest Father Boulos Iskander was killed by
      shooting. Three days ago he was kidnapped by a fanatic group as
      consequences of H.H. Pope Benedict's recent speech. They forced the
      community in Mousel to write 30 large posters denying what His
      Holiness had cited in respect with Mohammad, the prophet of Islam.
      Although their request was done, the fanatics killed the priest. The
      Bishop of Mousel H.G. Mor Gregorios Saliba Chamoun received the
      tragedy news during the evening session of the Holy Synod. He
      immediately left the meetings returning to Mousel to be with the
      faithful at this very difficult time.

      I wanted to share this news with you in order to covey to you the
      image of the hard time Christians are facing in the region.

      I kindly ask you to mention the martyr Father Boulos Iskander in
      your prayers.

      Please include all our churches, especially in Iraq , in your
      prayers.

      Sincerely yours,

      Eustathius Matta Roham,
      Archbishop of Jazirah & Euphrates
      Syriac Orthodox Archbishopric
      Hassakeh, Syria

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