Abducted priest slain in Syria?
Catholic World News - May 27, 2014
Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, the Italian Jesuit missionary who disappeared in Syria last July, has been killed, according to a former rebel militant who says that he was an eyewitness to the slaying.
Abu Mohammad Assuri, who fought with Syrian rebels before defecting, claims that he saw the priest “executed” shortly after he was taken into custody. Assuri could not provide evidence to support his account.
Since the disappearance of Father Dall’Oglio, there have been frequent reports from various sources—some alleging that he has been killed, others that he is safe. Jesuit officials have refrained from commenting on the reports and rumors.
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