Syria: Father Murad kidnapped, same order as Dall'Oglio

Fides, Prior of the Mar Elian Monastery taken by two armed men

22 May, 14:14

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, MAY 22 - Jacques Murad, a priest belonging to the same religious order as father Paolo Dall'Oglio, was kidnapped by two men, under the threat of arms, from the Monastery of Mar Elian in Syria, according to the Fides agency.

    The kidnapping is believed to have occured between May 18 and 21, the Homs Syrian-Catholic Archidiocesis reported.

    Father Murad is the Prior of the Mar Elian Monastery, a derivation of the Deir Mar Musa al Habashi Monastery re-founded by the Italian Jesuit Dall'Oglio.

    Father Dall'Oglio was kidnapped on July 29 2013 while in Raqqa and there has been no news about him since.(ANSAmed).

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