Chaldean Priest Kidnapped in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Iraq, MAY 20, 2007 ( A Chaldean priest was abducted in the al-Baladiyat quarter of Baghdad.

Father Nawzat Hanna, parish priest of Mar Pithion, was leaving the house of an ill parishioner Saturday, when he was stopped by a group of persons who had been waiting for him, Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni of the Archdiocese of Babylon told

He said that the abductors have already made contact with the Chaldean Patriarchate, but as of yet there is no further news.

The bishop said: “We cannot go on living like this, it’s inhuman, it’s humiliating. We will pray for his immediate release, but we will not submit to fear.”