Skip to comments.Catholic Bishop Kidnapped in Mosul! (Per WMAL in DC)
Posted on 01/17/2005 10:33:57 AM PST by Pyro7480
During the bottom-of-the-hour news break, it was announced that a Catholic bishop was kidnapped in Mosul.
Sadly, it's just a matter of time before the video shows up on ogrish.
Urgent Catholic ping, especially to Siobhan, Dajjal, broadsword, and NYer!
Prayers going out for the Archbishop.
Urgent Catholic ping, especially to Siobhan, Dajjal, broadsword, and NYer
More Religion of Evil at work! Gosh I just love those Muslims. They are so friendly. They'll even give you a shave while you are in captivity.
By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press Writer
VATICAN CITY - A Roman Catholic archbishop in Mosul, Iraq (news - web sites), has been kidnapped, the Vatican (news - web sites) said Monday.
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.
The reason for the kidnapping was unclear, but Christians tens of thousands of whom live in and around Mosul have been subjected to attacks in the past.
Christians make up just 3 percent of Iraq's 26 million people. The major Christian groups in Iraq include Chaldean-Assyrians and Armenians. There are small numbers of Roman Catholics.
Officials estimate that as many as 15,000 Iraqi Christians have left the country since August, when four churches in Baghdad and one in Mosul were attacked in a coordinated series of car bombings. The attacks killed 12 people and injured 61 others.
Another church was bombed in Baghdad in September.
First will come the lightning....
Then the appearance of St. Eggbert and the Swift Sword of Retribution! Oh, woe to youse, you infidels.
Or. . . alternately, the pope could offer himself in exchange for the bishop. Then the pope could convert all the unbelievers to our side!
Betcha this is a catholic plan to take back the holy land!
Hail to the new Crusade!
Religion of "Peace" ping!
You've gotta be careful what you say in front of the muslim fella's. They actually listen to what is said.............
Okay, so they bomb our churches, and kidnap Christian leaders...and our soldiers are not allowed to bomb mosques?????????? Bombs AWAY!
As much as I don't like much of what the Vatican is doing these days, I hope this thread become an excuse for anti-Catholicism. I am not accusing you of it, but I can see where this can head.
Oh no. This is terrible.
I agree. All bets are off. Bomb at will.
Prayers on the way for his quick and safe return. May the angels stand guard over him and protect him.
The religious war begins.
The holy land is free. Where were you?
The Catholic Bishops of Iraq have all been fairly supportive of the American et al. efforts in Iraq.
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