A moving portrait of a priest who has disappeared—kidnapped?—in Syria
In a moving column for the Wall Street Journal, Stephanie Saldana provides some detail for the story of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, the priest who is now missing in Syria. Saldana, a friend of the Jesuit priest, explains that Father Dall’Oglio was so thoroughly committed to the people of Syria that when he was expelled by the Assad regime, he kept entering the country illegally, continuing to work for peace. He sought to promote understanding between Christians and Muslims; now (if reports are accurate) he has been kidnapped by Islamic rebels. The subhead to the Saldana article sums up the story: “He worked to bring faiths together in a land where that can be fatal.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($33,401 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!