Mass held for Bagdad hostage

A special mass has been held in Dublin for an aid worker who has pleaded for her life after being kidnapped in Iraq. Margaret Hassan was seen in a video released on Friday appealing to British Prime Minister Tony Blair not to reposition troops closer to the Iraqi capital. The secretary-general of CARE International has called for her safe release. “We call on the people holding Mrs. Hassan to understand she is an Iraqi and to release her to her family and to the people who love her,” Denis Caillaux said. Hassan, the director of CARE International in Baghdad, was shown in a videotape on the Arabic-language network Al-Jazeera.Full Story

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