Monday, April 7, 2014

Dutch priest shot dead in Syria

(Homs) Frans van der Lugt a Jesuit,Dutch priest moved to Syria in 1966 after spending 2 years studying Arabic in Lebanon.  Since then he has lived in a Jesuit monastery in the city of Homs, where he ministered to the area's remaining Christians and helped poor families regardless of their relgious leaning he last spoke to reporters in February of this year when he refused to be evacuated by the UN:

"The Syrian people have given me so much, so much kindness, inspiration and everything they have. If the Syrian people are suffering now, I want to share their pain and their difficulties,I don't see people as Muslims or Christian, I see a human being first and foremost,"
Today, single gunman walked into the monastery, entered the garden took him outside and In the street in front of his house,. shot him twice in the head. Nobody has claimed to be behind the attack.