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No New Information on Syrian Bishops Abducted in Aleppo

Since April 2013, the Syrian authorities say that they still have no clear information regarding the whereabouts of the two abducted bishops. The Lebanese Bishop, Boulos Sayyah reported on al-Mada station that "there has been no clear information about the...

Fate of Syrian Bishops Still Unknown

The Moscow Patriarchate continues not to dispose any data concerning the fate of the two Syrian bishops who were kidnapped by gunmen on April 22, 2013. “Unfortunately, we do not have at our disposal any information about the luck of...

Syrian Rebel Says Kidnapped Bishops OK

The two Orthodox Bishops, Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji, who were kidnapped at the end of April, reportedly near the town of Kafr Dael, near Aleppo in northern Syria, are good in health as an official of the Syrian...

Radical Islamists Behind Bishops’ Kidnapping?

Two Orthodox Archbishops, Paul Yazigi, and Yohanna Ibrahim, Head of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Aleppo, who were kidnapped by rebels on April 22, are still being held in a village northwest of the city, it's been reported. Since their...

Abducted Orthodox Archbishops OK In Syria

According to recent information, two Greek Orthodox Archbishops kidnapped in Syria, are both in good health and still in the custody of rebels. Aleppo’s Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi and Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim were kidnapped on April...

U.S. Renews Call for Release of Syrian Bishops

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly renewed Tuesday her government’s call for the release of the two bishops recently kidnapped by gunmen in Syria, following a meeting with Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East John X. “Connelly...

Greece Assists Search For Missing Bishops

Greece has dispatched Deputy Foreign Minister Costas Tsiaras to Lebanon to help officials in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo locate two missing Orthodox Bishops who disappeared in the country's civil war earlier this month, believed kidnapped by  armed...

Kidnapped Orthodox Bishops ‘Remain Captured’ in Syria

The two kidnapped Orthodox bishops are still being held, according to sources that spoke to Al Jazeera, denying earlier reports that they had been released, and prompting calls by the international Christian community for their freedom. " All we know is...

Confusion Surrounds Fate of Abducted Bishops

The Greek Orthodox Church denied Tuesday circulating reports that the two archbishops abducted in Aleppo, Syria, had been released. The fate of Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi and Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim remained mired in mystery after the two...

Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo Kidnapped

Two Aleppian bishops were kidnapped by Syrian rebels in the outskirts of the city Monday evening, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported. The Christian clergy members were reportedly carrying out humanitarian work when they were abducted at gunpoint. Syrian state news agency...