Prayers for Father Murad
I am asking that we offer up prayers, rosary, mass, etc... for Father Murad who was beheaded in Syria by the Jabhat al-Nusra jihadi group on Sunday. Below is the Press release from the Vatican. Please also pray for all the Priests, Religious and Catholics. who because of their faith are in jeopardy of being attack or murdered for their beliefs.
Until tomorrow, God Bless, and may we be able to practice and stand up for the Catholic Faith and do so all around the world.
The Vatican press release reads:
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.