Syrian priest calls for end of ‘folly’

A Syrian priest was killed on Sunday (June 23) in an attack on a convent by militants linked to the jihadi group, Jabhat al-Nusra, according to Fides. Another priest, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, told the Catholic Herald that Ghassanieh, the village where Francois Murad died, “like other Christian villages, has been almost . . . Read More

Syriac church torched

A group with links to al-Qaeda set fire on June 19 to al-Wahdah Syriac church in Syria’s eastern city of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab News Agency is reporting. SANA, citing information from “an official source”, reported the responsible group is “an armed group affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra”. The United . . . Read More