Pope Francis calls for two Syria bishops to be freed

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 16:26

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Wednesday appealed for two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria to be freed and for the bloodshed to end, speaking during his general audience on St Peter`s Square.
The pope told around 100,000 people present on the square that there were "contradictory reports" about the fate of the two bishops and asked that "they be returned quickly to their communities".

AFP



First Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 16:18

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