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Lebanese faith leaders seek global aid for kidnapped bishops

Sep 5, 2013

The Greek Orthodox and Maronite Catholic patriarchs of Lebanon have urged the international community to help resolve the abductions of... Read more


Kidnapped Syrian bishop in need of medicine

May 1, 2013

No news has emerged of the two kidnapped Orthodox bishops in Syria, more than a week since their disappearance, and... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

Cardinal Dolan urges freedom for kidnapped bishops

Apr 29, 2013

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a plea for the... Read more

Prof. Thomas Farr.

Kidnapped bishops spur call for religious freedom promotion

Apr 24, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The recent kidnapping of two Orthodox bishops in Syria has a former diplomat urging the U.S. government to make religious... Read more


Pope responds to bishops' kidnapping with 'intense prayer'

Apr 23, 2013

Pope Francis is responding to the kidnapping of two Orthodox bishops in Syria with “intense prayer” for their health and... Read more


Apostolic nuncio prays for missing priest in Mexico

Jan 29, 2013

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to Mexico, voiced prayers and expressed solidarity with the family members of a local... Read more