ROME — Father Francois Murad, a monk killed last week in the ongoing violence in Syria, is being prayed for and remembered at a Mass in Rome on July 4.
The Mass, to be said by Bishop Matteo Zuppi, an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Rome, will also intercede for peace in Syria. Bishop Zuppi will say the Mass on Thursday evening at the parish of Sts. Fabian and Venancio.
After the Mass, Father Ibrahim Alsabagh, a Franciscan of the Custody of the Holy Land, will give a testimony.
Father Murad was reportedly killed on June 23 at the Franciscan monastery of St. Anthony of Padua in Ghassenieh, a village near Jisr Ash-Shughur in northern Syria.
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