January 16, 2005

Catholic archbishop kidnapped in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (CNN) -- A Catholic archbishop was kidnapped Monday near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Iraqi officials said.

Basil George Casmoussa, 66, was outside a private residence on a main road in al-Muhendisin, north of Mosul, when he was taken captive at 5:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. ET), said Kahsro Goran, deputy governor of Nineveh province....read on

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