HOUSTON — The parents of kidnapped American journalist Austin Tice have appealed again for his release, voicing gratitude for Pope Francis’ words on behalf of all abducted victims in the Syrian conflict.
“It is a tremendous comfort to know the Holy Father is praying for the people of Syria, and that he has personally appealed to the humanity of kidnappers to release their victims,” Marc and Debra Tice of Houston told Catholic News Agency June 3.
On Monday, Pope Francis denounced the “scourge of kidnapping” in Syria and appealed to captors’ humanity to free the victims. Those recently abducted in the country include two Orthodox Christian bishops.
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