10/21/2007, 00.00
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Priests kidnapped in Mosul are freed

Father Mazen Ishoa and Farther Pius Afas were released this morning by their kidnappers. They are in “good condition”.

Mosul (AsiaNews) – Fr.Mazen Ishoa (see photo) and Fr.Pius Afas were freed this morning. Immediate reports suggest that the two priests are in “good condition”, considering they’re experience in recent days.

Catholics in Mosul have described the event as a miracle given that Friday and again yesterday it was impossible to establish contact with their abductors, who failed to answer calls to the phone numbers used over the past few days, all of which were turned off.

Pope Benedict XVI had made an appeal for their release last Sunday.

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