Monday, January 17, 2005

Catholic Archbishop Kidnapped in Iraq

From Yahoo! News - Catholic Archbishop Kidnapped in Iraq:

"It identified the kidnapped man as Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa, 66, of the Syrian Catholic Church, one of the branches of the Roman Catholic Church.

'The Holy See deplores in the firmest way such a terrorist act,' a Vatican statement said, demanding that he be freed immediately.

According to reports from Baghdad, Casmoussa was walking in front of his church in Mosul's eastern neighborhood of Muhandeseen when he was abducted.


Mosul is a northern Iraqi city that in recent months has been a hotspot of violent insurgency. "