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Last month Paulos Faraj Rahho, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, was kidnapped while he drove home from an afternoon Mass. He was not in great health at the time, and yesterday his kidnappers called church officials to notify them of his death. Today his body was found buried in the southeastern part of Mosul; he appears to have died of natural causes. Our prayers go our for him; his family; the people of Iraq, especially the persecuted Christians; and for those who kidnapped him and brought about his demise.



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