Kidnapped monk is freed, 'in good health' in Syria
October 12, 2015
A Catholic monk who was kidnapped in Syria in May has been released and is in “good health,” the AsiaNews service reports.
Father Jacques Mourad, the prior of the Mar Elias monastery, was seized by jihadist rebels, and early reports raised fears that he had been killed. He was set free on October 10 near the city of Homs
Father Mourad led a monastic community that had been re-established by the Italian Jesuit missionary, Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, who was himself kidnapped in July 2013 and is still missing. The monastery where he was seized was destroyed by Islamic forces in August.
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- Nuncio in Damascus: Fr. Mourad "was released," is "resting" and "in good health" (AsiaNews)
- Another Catholic priest seized by jihadists in Syria (CWN, 5/22)
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