Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria in April reported still alive
Catholic World News - September 27, 2013
Two Orthodox bishops who were kidnapped in April by rebel forces in Syria are still alive, according to a news agency specializing in the Middle East.
AI-Monitor reports that the two prelates-- Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi, both of Aleppo—are being held near the Turkish border, in an area under rebel control.
Orthodox officials have been unable to establish contact with the kidnapped bishops or their captors. For weeks, rumors had circulated that they were dead.
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