Kidnapped archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim is reported to be without access to prescribed medication vital for his health.

The Syrian Orthodox archbishop for Aleppo, who was kidnapped alongside his Greek Orthodox counterpart Boulos Yazigi, takes regular medication for high blood pressure and diabetes.

A spokesperson from the Greek Orthodox Church in Aleppo, told Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need the deprivation is “life threatening”.

The archbishops’ whereabouts remains unknown, as church bodies around the world continue to lobby for their release.