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Prayer urged after Syria massacre and bishops' kidnapping

Posted on: April 23, 2013 2:06 PM
The bishops were taken just outside Aleppo
Photo Credit: The Orthodox Church
Related Categories: Ecumenical, Orthodox Church, Syria

By ACNS staff

Members of the Anglican Communion are being asked urgently to pray for an end to the violence in Syria.

This week saw the massacre of many women and children in a besieged town near Damascus and on Monday, two bishops of Aleppo were reported kidnapped.

The Greek Orthodox Metropolitan, Mgr Boulos Yazigi, and the Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, were captured while returning from doing humanitarian work. More information on the kidnapping is available at: http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2013/04/metropolitans-boulos-yazigi-and-mor-youhanna-ibrahim-kidnapped-outside-aleppo/

Readers of ACNS are invited to pray for their safe release, for protection for the vulnerable, and for a peaceful solution to this conflict.

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