Catholic Archbishop kidnapped in Iraq

by on January 17th, 2005,2933,144614,00.html

VATICAN CITY — A Roman Catholic archbishop in Mosul, Iraq, has been kidnapped, the Vatican 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.

Etalkinghead Staff