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Monday, October 31, 2016

Bishops Msgr. Yohanna Ibrahim and Msgr. Boulos Yaziji Abducted in Syria in 2013 Alive, Currently in Raqqa.



Bishops Msgr. Yohanna Ibrahim and Msgr. Boulos Yaziji Abducted in Syria in 2013 Alive, Currently in Raqqa. (Sputnik)

It's three years since the kidnapping of Msgr. Yohanna Ibrahim and Msgr. Boulos Yaziji in Aleppo, in northern Syria.

In December 2015, reports emerged about their execution.

According to preliminary data, Syrian bishops abducted in the vicinity of the country's northern city of Aleppo in 2013 are alive and currently in the city of Raqqa occupied by the Daesh militant group, a mother superior at the Monastery and Convent of Saint James the Mutilated, located in the western Syrian town of Qarah, said Wednesday.

"We have received information from our sources that they are in Raqqa, and we are concerned over their lives. We are praying for their liberation before the final attack on Raqqa," Mother Agnes Mariam Salib said at a press conference.

She added that numerous Christian community members were also praying for the liberation of the two bishops. Hmmm.......Let's hope it's not false rumors and both stay safe. Read the full story here.

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