London, 28 Sept. (AKI) - Five lay leaders from the main Anglican church in Iraq are feared dead after failing to return from a conference in Jordan two weeks ago, British newspaper The Times reported on Wednesday. Canon Andrew White, the clergyman in charge of the church, is quoted as saying: "Anglican leaders in Baghdad have been missing for two weeks and they are presumed dead." He said he had been told the five Iraqi-born Anglicans were attacked while returning along the notorious road linking the Iraqi cities of Ramadi and Fallujah. "It is the most dangerous area in Iraq," he said, speculating that they may have been kidnapped or killed. No ransom demand has been received.
Read the whole thing here. I first heard about this a few days ago from a friend, but it somehow got lost in the mix. Pray.
Lord, defend your servants in Iraq. Go before them and confound those who would do them harm. Let your holy angels dwell with them to preserve them in peace, and to keep them from all violence and defilement. Proclaim thou thyself on their lips, and minister thou thyself at their hands. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.