June 2020 – In January, four French Christian aid workers were kidnapped in Iraq. They were serving a Catholic nongovernmental organization called SOS Chretiens d’Orient (SOSCO) which translates to “Christians in the Middle East.” The group was sent to renew visas and inspect the opening of a new school; however, they were held captive in Iraq for two months.
Jean-Rémi Méneau, deputy head of missions for SOSCO in Iraq, believes prayers are the reason for the freedom of the workers.
“I can’t help but keep a thought for all these hostages around the world who have not yet experienced this joy of liberation, and who may never know it,” Méneau said. “Let us continue to raise our prayers to the Lord for them and their families.”