Archbishop kidnapped in Iraq released unharmed
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
According to Father Dwraid Brbar of the Mosul diocese, the abductors probably took the wrong person. They were not aware that he was an archbishop. "Initially they asked for a ransom, but when they realised that they had taken a member of the Catholic Church they released him without demanding money".
Casmoussa was born in Iraq and has been archbishop of the Syrian Catholic rite in Mosul since 1999.
- "Release of Archbishop: "Captors took the wrong person"" — , January 18, 2005