Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Catholic priest beheaded in Syria

Government condemns killing, whether by gun or knife
Father Raymond Moussalli, a Syrian priest, prays with Iraqi children for peace in Iraq and Syria during Mass at a Chaldean Catholic church in Amman, Jordan. CNS photo / Ali Jarekji, Reuters.
"Canada is appalled by reports of the beheading of Roman Catholic priest Father Francois Murad, a Franciscan friar, and others near Gassanieh in northern Syria," said Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in a July 1 statement. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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