Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Syrian bishops remain missing since capture

There is also a White House petition (available here). It has, to date, been woefully under -petitioned.

(NPR) - As orthodox Christians across the world celebrated a late Easter this year, Christian communities in Syria and neighboring Lebanon postponed all celebrations. Instead they gathered in churches only to pray for the safe return of two bishops kidnapped outside of Aleppo last month. While their whereabouts are still unknown, the Syrian opposition and the Assad regime continue to trade blame for the abduction the Syriac Orthodox and Greek Orthodox Archbishops of Aleppo. We speak to the Syriac Orthodox bishop of Beirut and his congregation about how the kidnappings have marred the traditionally celebratory time of year.


  1. I know that the ACOB sent a letter to John Kerry about this. Do we know if the ACOB has contacted the media (CNN, FOX, CBS, etc.) to get the word out?

    Thank you for publicizing this.

    1. I don't know. It does get light coverage in newspapers.