Lebanon’s General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim voiced optimism over the possible release of nuns kidnapped in Syria.
Ibrahim, who met with Cardinal Beshara Rai, said he had high hopes over the release of the 13 nuns who were taken by Syrian militants from their convent in the historic Syrian town of Maloula in December.
The general security chief told a local television station that he expected the release of the nuns and two other bishops kidnapped last April in Syria in a month.
He told al-Jadeed television "a solution to the case of Maloula's nuns and the kidnapped bishops is expected in a month".
Ibrahim was in Qatar last month seeking assistance in the case of the Maaloula nuns and the abducted bishops, Paul Yazigi and Yohanna Ibrahim, who were taken by militants while traveling to Aleppo from the Turkish border.