Ankara denies abducted bishops are held in Turkey

31/10/13 BEIRUT: The Turkish Foreign Ministry  denied reports that two  bishops kidnapped in Syria  were being held in Turkish territories,  according to a statement issued Wednesday. Referring to earlier reports circulated on Aug. 12 alleging the bishops were  in Turkey, the statement blamed the Syrian government for spreading false  information. “It has been observed that similar allegations are ...

Lebanese President Vows to Help Secure Bishops’ Releas

22/10/13 BEIRUT -- President Michel Sleiman vowed Monday to help secure the release of two bishops kidnapped in April by armed men near the Turkish border. A statement from his office said Sleiman's remarks came during a meeting with senior security and military officers at the presidential palace in Baabda. The meeting addressed ways to improve the performance ...

Patriarch leads candlelit vigil for Syria’s kidnapped bishops

22/6/13 BEIRUT (Reuters) - Christians in Lebanon held a candlelit vigil on Saturday for two archbishops captured in Syria in April, appealing to their kidnappers to free them and urging Syrian security forces to do more to win their release. Patriarch of Antioch John Yazigi led around 300 people in the vigil near the Lebanese city of ...