Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dead Archbishops

One more corpse and it's Bush's fault. Yet he has no trouble sleeping.

[Via La Repubblica]

MOSUL - "Monsignor Rahho is dead. We found his body in the outskirts of Mosul. The kinappers had buried it". The news of the discovery of Monsignor Paulos Faraj Rahho's body was announced by the Auxiliary Bishop of Baghdad, Monsignor Shlemon Warduni, via Agenzia S.I.R. (Religious News Service). It was originally believed that the archbishop had died from natural causes (his health was poor), but in afternoon, L'Osservatore Romano confirmed that he had been murdered.

Monsignor Rahho was kidnapped on February 29th. Two security guards and Rahho chauffer were shot dead by the kidnappers. The fact that the kidnappers were said to demand a ransom had generated the hope that Rahho would be released.

The funeral for Monsignor Rahho will take place on Friday at the cemetery of his home town, the Christian village of Kremlesh.


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