HOMS, Syria — He decided to remain with Christ crucified in the suffering people of Syria.
And for that choice, a gunman gave the faithful son of St. Ignatius his martyr’s crown.
On April 7, a masked gunman abducted Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt in the early morning from his Jesuit monastery in Homs, where some 24 remaining Christians had taken refuge, took him out in the street and shot him twice in the head, according to information the Dutch Jesuit Order provided Agence France-Presse. The priest is another Christian martyr in a savage conflict that has claimed close to 150,000 lives, displaced 7 million people and has no end in sight.
The 75-year-old Dutch priest had been a...READ MORE