Syrian priest faces trial before Islamic court
October 13, 2014
The Franciscan priest who was kidnapped in Syria on October 5 and released a few days later now faces a trial before an Islamic court, in a region controlled by Islamic rebels.
Father Hanna Jallouf has been under effective “house arrest” since his release on October 9, reports Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the head of the Franciscan custody in the Holy Land. He now will face a trial before the local Islamic court on charges of “collaborationism with the Assad regime.”
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