The kidnapping of the two Metropolitan Archbishops of Aleppo, Mor Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, and Paul Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch, and the killing of their driver whilst they were carrying out a humanitarian mission, is a dramatic confirmation of the tragic situation in which the Syrian people in general and the Christian communities in particular in Syria are living. Every prelate of the both churches Syriac and Greek is putting possible efforts now to facilitate the soonest possible release of the abducted archbishops from captivity.We urge on our brothers and sisters of all peace promoting religions to denounce this act of terrorism and pray that the Lord keep them unharmed and return them as soon as possible to their suffering congregation.
Fasting prayer held at Marthoman Jacobite Syrian Orthodox “Cheria Pally” Kothamangalam on friday 26 April 2013. H.B. Catholicose Baselious Thomas I and all the metropolitans of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox church were attend the prayer.