Last week, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo Paul Yazigi and Syriac Orthodox Bishop of Aleppo John Ibrahim were abudcted by terrorists after their car was ambushed and the deacon driving it was killed. His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch, has issued a Pastoral Letter for Holy Week which addresses the kidnappings. It can be found here in English and here in Arabic.
Furthermore, His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP urges all the faithful of the Church to sign this online petition on the White House website, appealing to President Obama to take actions towards the release of the two bishops.
Please remember the bishops in your prayers.