Iraqi bishop kidnapped by terrorists
Mosul, Feb. 29, 2008
(CWNews.com) - The Chaldean Catholic Bishop of Mosul, Iraq, has been abducted, the AsiaNews service reports.
Bishop Paulos Faraj Raho was seized by terrorists who attacked his car as he left the Holy Spirit cathedral in Mosul after leading the Stations of the Cross on Friday, February 29. Three companions who had been in the car with him were killed.
A Church spokesman in Iraq confirmed that the bishop was in the custody of his kidnappers, who had contacted the Chaldean Church to make a ransom demand. Iraqi Catholics did not know whether or not the bishop had been wounded in the attack.
Update: More information is available from Catholic News Agency.