Sep 26, 2012 03:23
In Syria some 300 Greek-Catholic faithful have been kidnapped in the village of Rableh, near the country’s border with Lebanon.
According to a report by Radio Vatican, a group of armed men arrived Monday at a local garden where the Christians were picking apples and took away about 150 of them, including women and children. The abductors returned the following day taking away about as many more Christians.
This is the first time local Christians have been abducted by an armed group. Experts fear the Christians may be used as hostages by the rebels fighting an uphill battle with the government forces.