Prayers for the safe release of the Metropolita’s Paul Yazigi and John Abraham

April 2014 Dear All Kindly keep both of our beloved Prelates Metropolitan Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim of Aleppo and Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo  in your daily prayers.  Metropolitan's, Archbishops and Clergy are here by requested to observe their names in Divine Liturgy.  May Almighty God keep them safe and return them at the earliest. OCP Secretariat  Source:  

Kidnapped Syrian Bishops Have Been Held Captive For Over 100 Days

The Huffington Post | By Yasmine Hafiz 6/8/13 Metropolitan Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and Metropolitan Boulous Yazigi have been captured for over 100 days now, despite the calls for their release by religious leaders of all faiths from around the world. The bishops were kidnapped on Monday, April 22, 2013, by an unknown group near the Turkish-Syrian border between ...

One month on the abduction of our two Archbishops

22/5/13 One month lapsed and we are still living the nightmare of the abduction whereabouts our two Archbishops Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim Metropolitan of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo, and Boulos Yazaji Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo were kidnapped on the 22nd of April 2013. An unknown group has abducted them without claiming its responsibility ...

Kairos Palestine Condemns Kidnapping of Two Bishops in Syria

22/5/13 Kairos Palestine, a group of Palestinian Christians who co-authored the document "A Moment of Truth," condemned on Tuesday 21st May, the kidnapping of two bishops in Syria – as well as the way such an act damages efforts toward peace and stability in a country already ravaged by violence. The bishops, Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syriac ...

Syrian Orthodox Bishop Calls for Diplomatic Initiatives in Syria

Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim Describes Increasing Violence VATICAN CITY, OCT. 9, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, the Syrian Orthodox Bishop of Aleppo appealed for concrete diplomatic initiatives in response to the growing violence in Syria. Speaking to Agenzia Fides, Mar Gregorios said that the situation is worsening in the region and echoed Pope Benedict's called for ...