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Update on the kidnapping of the two Archbishops in Syria

A statement released this morning confirmed that the status quo and the current situation remains the same regarding the kidnapping of the two Archbishops in Aleppo, Syria: Archbishop Yuhanna Ibrahim of the Syriac Orthodox Church and Archbishop Boulus Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Church. No further developments have taken place to substantiate news of the release of the two clerics.

His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim also added that news reports indicating President Abdullah Gul of Turkey directly spoke with Archbishop Yuhanna Ibrahim can-not be substantiated.

His Eminence Archbishop Karim is asking everyone to continue praying for the quick and safe release of the two abducted Archbishops and for everyone to remain hopeful.

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