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International Appeals to Release the Abducted Syrian Bishops

April 25, 2013

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CAPITALS, (SANA)- Archbishop of the Sebastian Roman Orthodox Church, Attallah Hanna, called for exerting all efforts as soon as possible to release Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo and Iskenderun, Bishop Paul Yazigi, and the Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, Bishop John Ibrahim who were abducted by the armed terrorist groups in Aleppo. Hanna hailed the […]

Kidnapped bishops spur call for religious freedom promotion

April 25, 2013

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By Carl Bunderson Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2013 / 05:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The recent kidnapping of two Orthodox bishops in Syria has a former diplomat urging the U.S. government to make religious liberty a greater priority in its foreign policy. “U.S. foreign policy with respect to religious freedom consists almost entirely, when it consists […]