Syrian bishops still in captivity; Christian homes shelled in Aleppo
April 29, 2013
A week after they were kidnapped, two Syrian Orthodox prelates remained in captivity on April 29, with Church leaders unable to identify the kidnappers or their motives.
Meanwhile a Christian neighborhood in Aleppo, the city where the two Orthodox bishops were seized, was shelled by mortars, killing four people and destroying several houses. Melkite Catholic Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart said: “The situation in the city is terrible; no one is safe.”
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- Aleppo: two Orthodox bishops still captive, Christian neighbourhood shelled (AsiaNews)
- Confirmed: Kidnapped Syrian bishops still in custody (CWN, 4/25)
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