, OCT 14, 2007 (VIS) - After praying the Angelus today with thousands of faithful gathered in , the Pope made an appeal for the liberation of two Catholic priests kidnapped in Iraq.
"Serious news of attacks and violence continues to arrive daily from ," he said, "shaking the conscience of all people who have the good of that country and the peace of the region to heart. Among this news, I learned today of the kidnapping of two good priests of the Syrian Catholic archdiocese of Mosul, who have been threatened with death.
"I appeal to the kidnappers to release the two religious immediately and, in underlining once again that violence does not resolve tensions, I raise to the Lord a heartfelt prayer for their liberation, for all those suffering from violence, and for peace."
[Source: Vatican Information Service]