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Monday, April 7, 2008


VATICAN CITY, 6 APR 2008 (VIS) - Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. has sent a telegram in the Pope's name for yesterday's killing of a Syrian Orthodox priest in Baghdad, Iraq.

  In the telegram, sent via the apostolic nunciature to Iraq to the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop Mar Saverius Jamil Hawa of Baghdad, the Holy Father expresses his deep sadness at the death of Fr. Yousef Adel Abudi and "assures Your Eminence, the priests and the religious of the archdiocese of his closeness in prayer.

  "Entrusting this devoted servant's soul to the infinite mercy of God, His Holiness prays that all people will follow the ways of peace in order to build a just and tolerant society in the beloved land of Iraq".
TGR/KILLING ORTHODOX PRIEST/HAWA            VIS 20080407 (140)

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