From BBC: A group of 13 Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula have arrived back in Damascus.
From ABC: Believed to be still in the captivity of rebels are these clerics:
Two bishops and a priest have been missing since last April, according to Syrian opposition activists and church officials. Gunmen pulled Bishop Boulos Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Church and Bishop John Ibrahim of the Assyrian Orthodox Church from their car and killed their driver on April 22 while they were traveling outside the northern city of Aleppo. It is not clear who abducted the priests and no group has publicly claimed it is holding them.
An Italian Jesuit, Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, went missing in July after traveling to meet Islamic militants in the eastern city of Raqqa. The city fell into rebel hands in March and was subsequently taken over by radicals, including the Islamic State.
A previous prayer for the release of the clerics and religious was posted on L&B on February 28.
Psalm 106:1 (ESV)
Praise the Lord!
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!