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Syria: Assyrian Priest Fr. Jacques Murad Kidnapped in Homs

Syria: Assyrian Priest Fr. Jacques Murad Kidnapped in Homs

On May 21, an Assyrian Catholic priest and a deacon were kidnapped in Homs, Syria, Raymond Ibrahim reports.  “According to witnesses, two armed men riding a motorcycle entered the grounds of the Mar Ilyan al-Sharqi monastery of the Assyrian Catholic Church around 3 pm.

The kidnappers forced the head of the monastery, Fr. Jacques Murad, and Deacon Hanna Boutros, into Fr. Murad’s own car and drove away.

In April, 2013 an Assyrian and a Greek Bishop were kidnapped in Syria.  Their whereabouts also remain unknown.”