Catholic World News

Palestinian police arrest Syrian Orthodox prelate

April 04, 2016

Palestinian police briefly detained a Syrian Orthodox prelate on April 2, the Fides news service reports. The reason for the arrest has not yet been made public.

Metropolitan Swerios Malki Murad, who heads the Syrian Orthodox community in the Holy Land, was stopped as he returned to Jerusalem after visiting a nearby village. He was released after being questioned. 

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