Re: [SORForum] Rev. Fr. Boulos Iskander (SOC priest in Iraq killed )
- Posting a picture of the Slain Rev. Fr. Iskander which appeared in the Arab Times, Kuwait on 13 Oct 2006.George K. JohnID 2918----- Original Message -----From: Thomas DanielSent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:47 AMSubject: [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
Please include all our churches, especially in Iraq , in your
Eustathius Matta Roham,
Archbishop of Jazirah & Euphrates
Syriac Orthodox Archbishopric