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Monday, July 1, 2013

Catholic priest beheaded by US-backed Muslim rebels in northern Syria

SAFE VIEWING, EXECUTIONS SHOWN BUT BLURTED OUT 

RT Reporter: "What you need to remember is that this is the opposition that the United States has decided to send weapons too, and it's also... the UK... mulling over sending weapons..." 

From Clifford Thies:

On Sunday, June 23 the Syrian priest François Murad was killed in Gassanieh, in northern Syria, in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land where he had taken refuge. This is confirmed by a statement of the Custos of the Holy Land sent to Fides Agency. The circumstances of the death are not fully understood. 

According to local sources, the monastery where Fr. Murad was staying was attacked by militants linked to the jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusra. Father François, 49, had taken the first steps in the religious life with the Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land, and with them he continued to share close bonds of spiritual friendship. After being ordained a priest he had started the construction of a coenobitic monastery dedicated to St. Simon Stylites in the village of Gassanieh. After the start of the Civil War, the monastery of St. Simon had been bombed and Fr. Murad had moved to the convent of the Custody for safety reasons and to give support to the remaining few, along with another religious and nuns of the Rosary.

2 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

Yep, it's Obama's fault...

Move on, lust moe on. Nothing new here...

Chuck said...

lust moe on?