Wednesday, July 03, 2013

CNN exclusive: Catholic monk not beheaded by Syrian rebels, friar says

Reblogged from CNN Belief Blog:
By Mohammed Jamjoom and Daniel Burke, CNN
Jerusalem (CNN) -- A Catholic monk was not among the men beheaded in a gruesome video circulating online, a friar who oversees Franciscans in the Middle East told CNN in an exclusive interview.
Father FranÒ«ois Mourad, a Syrian, was shot eight times and killed June 23 at a Catholic monastery in Gassanieh, said Friar Pierbattista Pizzaballa, head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.