The abduction and murder of Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho raises questions about the plight of Christians in Baghdad and the rest of Iraq. The answer-not good!
Apparently, the kidnapping of priests and hierarchs has become a commonplace occurance. Usually they are held for ransom, then released. In the case of the Archbishop, he had had a heart condition, so he may have died as a result of the stress of kidnapping. This would make sense, since the kidnappers might think he would bring a pretty considerable sum of ransom money, being such a high-ranking figure in Iraq's Christian community.
Pray for Iraq's Christians!
Read the BBC article here