No ransom was paid. From CNN, :
MOSUL, Iraq (CNN) — A Catholic archbishop has been released one day after he was kidnapped in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the Vatican confirmed Tuesday.
No ransom was paid for the release of Basil George Casmoussa, a spokesman for the Vatican in Rome said. There were reports that the kidnappers used his cell phone to demand a $200,000 ransom for the 66-year-old archbishop.
Monsignor Tomas Hadid, a spokesman for the Vatican embassy in Baghdad, said he had spoken to Casmoussa after he was released and said he’s “grateful to God” for the archbishop’s release.
Casmoussa was outside a private residence on a main road in al-Muhendisin, in Mosul, when he was abducted Monday, said Kahsro Goran, deputy governor of Nineveh province.