Monday, 1 July 2013

Catholic Franciscan Priest Beheaded in Syria


The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church and this brave man's story simply must be read.

1 comment:

Annette Newton said...

I’m confused, I’ve been hearing about this for several days now, but the Catholic Culture site says that Fr. Mourad is not one of the men beheaded in the video:

“Reports of Islamic be-headings of Franciscans proven inaccurate”
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=18293

According to the report above, Fr. Mourad was killed in gunfire earlier in the week, but the Franciscans fled the monastery, taking his body with them. The Franciscans seem to be saying that the reports are inaccurate, and that none of the men in the video is Fr. Mourad.

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