Skip to comments.Religious leaders push for kidnapped bishops’ release (Please Sign Obama Petition)
Posted on 05/01/2013 5:04:55 AM PDT by NYer
JERUSALEM — Religious leaders from around the world have stepped up their pleas for the safe return of two Syrian bishops who were kidnapped April 22 by armed men as they were driving near the war-torn city of Aleppo.
The kidnappers, who have not been identified, abducted Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi and Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan Youhanna Ibrahim, both of Aleppo, while they were undertaking a “humanitarian mission” to help Syria’s Christian minority, according to Syrian Christian expatriates in the U.S.
The bishops’ Syrian Orthodox driver was killed in the attack.
Since 2011, more than 70,000 Syrians have died in fighting in the bloody civil war between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels seeking to oust Assad’s strong-arm regime.
In a statement over the weekend, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation called for the bishops’ ”immediate and unconditional” release.
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An appeal to President Obama and his government for the release of two Orthodox Christian Archbishops, namely Archbishop Paul Yazigi and Archbishop Youhanna Ibrahim, who were abducted by armed rebels on April 23, 2013 in the suburbs of Aleppo, Syria. The driver of the Archbishops was murdered and the Archbishops were forced by the rebels to go to an unknown location either in Syria or in Turkey.
We appeal to you beloved in Christ and peace loving people to sign this petition urgently asking the American administration to use all its influence for the release of these two Archbishops and to bring a peaceful settlement to this bloodletting Syrian conflict through a negotiated settlement.
Prayer / Petition ping!
He’s a Muzzie, and supports the Umma.
Why the hell would he help Christian Bishops??
HE’S ON THE OTHER SIDE, DUMMY!!!
Go for it, people.
Show them the numbers.
Do you need go have a special account to sign?
FWIU, you have to register before signing the petition. Go for it! Thank you.
But won’t they track me? Aww, what the heck, I registered and signed. God bless the Bishops and all those who suffer in this world for what is right.