Horror: ISIS kills two Catholic priests in Syria

The Deacon's Bench | 11/12/2019 | Staff
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From Radio Free Europe:

Unknown gunmen have shot dead an Armenian Catholic priest and his father as they were traveling in a car in northeastern Syria.

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Father Hovsep Petoian, the head of the Armenian Catholic community in the the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli near the border with Turkey, and his father, Father Abraham Petoian, were heading to the province of Deir Al-Zor when they came under attack on November 11, Deacon Hakob Parsamian told RFE/RL.

The two men were due to oversee the restoration of a church in Deir Al-Zor, the Kurdish news agency Hawar reported.

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A third man, a deacon from the town of Al-Hasakeh, was reportedly wounded in the attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.

More than 100,000 ethnic Armenians lived in Syria,...
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