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« on: October 12, 2006, 02:17:59 AM »

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

I hope this email finds you in peace and health.

I am writing you from Damascus , where I am attending the Holy Synod meetings. This evening, we were shocked with very sad news from Mousel , Iraq . Our priest Father Boulos Iskander was killed by shooting. Three days ago he was kidnapped by a fanatic group as consequences of H.H. Pope Benedict's recent speech. They forced the community in Mousel to write 30 large posters denying what His Holiness had cited in respect with Mohammad, the prophet of Islam. Although their request was done, the fanatics killed the priest. The Bishop of Mousel H.G. Mor Gregorios Saliba Chamoun received the tragedy news during the evening session of the Holy Synod. He immediately left the meetings returning to Mousel to be with the faithful at this very difficult time.

I wanted to share this news with you in order to covey to you the image of the hard time Christians are facing in the region.

I kindly ask you to mention the martyr Father Boulos Iskander in your prayers.

Please include all our churches, especially in Iraq , in your prayers.

Sincerely yours,
 
Eustathius Matta Roham,
Archbishop of Jazirah & Euphrates
Syriac Orthodox Archbishopric
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2006, 05:28:32 AM »

 :'(
May the Servant of God be granted rest in the Heavenly Jerusalem, since we have no city here on Earth.
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And may the Lord hold Christians everywhere couragous, steadfast and faithful, enduring to the end, and returning evil with good.
And may the Lord open the eyes of those blinded by false faiths to see what real martyrs look like and how they behave with faithfulness to the end.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2006, 06:48:49 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2006, 08:19:30 PM »

I heard about the kidnapping a couple of days ago.  This is very sad news.  He is truly a martyr.  As he stands before God, may he pray for us sinners.

http://www.aina.org/news/20061012004656.htm
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2006, 08:37:58 PM »

Another article mentioning Fr. Boulos, as well as other atrocities happening in Iraq:

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=7450
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2006, 02:31:24 AM »

He is a real martyr. May God bless his soul.
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2006, 11:40:56 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2006, 07:26:07 PM »

Its sad to hear these things still happens in  this century
May his soul find peace in heaven with all saints and angels,may God open the eyes of people who done this to him to realise what they done.
May his prayers be with us forever
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