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Melkite patriarch: we cannot forget abducted bishops

April 21, 2016

The head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church said that the region’s prelates have not forgotten the two Orthodox bishops who were kidnapped in Syria in April 2013.

“Every time we hold a joint prayer meeting we talk about them, we think of them,” Patriarch Gregory III Laham told AsiaNews.

“We need a universal alliance for peace, not US, Arabic or Russian,” he continued, as he called for an end to the Syrian conflict. “Instead, there are those who attack, who want chaos, to feed the money markets, the arms markets, to feed personal interests ... Someone is making a lot of money out of this war!”


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  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Apr. 21, 2016 8:04 PM ET USA

    You should have mentioned the Bishops names, Yohanna Ibrahim & Boulos Yaziji, so the rest of us don't forget them.