Skip to comments.(Obama backed) Syrian Jihadists behead Catholic priest (Warning Graphic Video)
Posted on 06/29/2013 12:52:18 PM PDT by NYer
Syrian terrorists have beheaded a Catholic priest who they accused of collaborating with the Assad regime. Those accusations have not yet been verified. Father Francois was summarily executed and the Vatican has confirmed the martyrdom.
VATICAN CITY (Catholic Online) - The Vatican is confirming the death by beheading of Franciscan Father, Francois Murad, who was martyred by Syrian jihadists on June 23.
Below is the news release from the Vatican, via news.va.
On Sunday, June 23 the Syrian priest François Murad was killed in Gassanieh, in northern Syria, in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land where he had taken refuge. This is confirmed by a statement of the Custos of the Holy Land sent to Fides Agency. The circumstances of the death are not fully understood. According to local sources, the monastery where Fr. Murad was staying was attacked by militants linked to the jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusra.
Father François, 49, had taken the first steps in the religious life with the Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land, and with them he continued to share close bonds of spiritual friendship. After being ordained a priest he had started the construction of a coenobitic monastery dedicated to St. Simon Stylites in the village of Gassanieh.After the start of the Civil War, the monastery of St. Simon had been bombed and Fr. Murad had moved to the convent of the Custody for safety reasons and to give support to the remaining few, along with another religious and nuns of the Rosary.
(Excerpt) Read more at catholic.org ...
View at your own risk ... Fr. Murad is only the latest victim. There are hundreds of christian men, women and children who have been slaughtered in Syria.
Send this to John McCain.
The U.S. Government plans on importing thousands more Muslims from the Mideast!
These are such nice people. S/off. They are Odumbo's friends. It looked like a target rich environment to me. Too bad there wasn't a nice 155MM cannon near at the time.
‘They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.’-—John 16:12
Beheadings of Catholics.....White House approved. Heck Sharia White House approved.
& most Catholics voted for Obama
Without a doubt, that is the grisliest sight I’ve ever witnessed. The savage beheading took place in front of kids, who appeared to be enjoying the spectacle. The beheaders have earned a confirmed seat on Charon’s boat. The victims are on their way to heaven, having been martyred for their faith.
Yes, I have been saying all along that I am far less worried by Mexican “illegals” than I am by the Muslim “legals” that Obama has been bringing here, even taking out of the Latin American quota to bring them in (most Latin Americans don’t know this).
Illegals will go away, either when the economic demand dries up or when their own economy improves. Legally imported, completely non-vetted and then government-subsidized Muslims will not.
Is the NSA recording all the video downloads and viewings?
Are they going to watch each one?
Actually, most Catholics who go to Mass regularly didn’t vote for him. The problem is that when surveys ask people of traditionally Catholic descent for their religious identity, they will say “Catholic” even if they haven’t set foot in a church since their baptism.
I think the clergy was not good about speaking out and the Catholic turnout and vote would have been better if they had, but don’t blame Catholics for electing Obama. We’re not the majority here.
So what is the Pope doing about this atrosity? He should go the UN and tell the world how blood thirsty Islamic Jihadists are a threat to humanity world wide.
Every time someone tries to tell me that islam is a religion of peace
Atilla the Hun was (in)famous for beheading the Archbishop of Reims in his Cathedral.
Re: Atilla. I thought civilization was supposed to have advanced since those atrocities took place...
>Actually, most Catholics who go to Mass regularly didnt vote for him.<
Most definitely not true — you are very misinformed.
We have members on the church staff who drive around with Obama/Biden stickers on their cars and they are not black.
I personally know of a well-to-do lawyer and his wife who voted for Obama and they attend Mass every Sunday.
Heck, how many spectators were recording the "event" with their cell phones?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.