Monday, October 7, 2013

Missing Italian priest 'still alive'

Paolo Dall’Oglio is alive, Assyrian Archdeacon tells European Parliament

Fr. Paolo Dall'Oglio, pictured in his native Italy in 2012.
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An Italian Jesuit priest who went missing in Syria several months ago is still alive, according to an Assyrian priest speaking at the European Parliament on Tuesday (October 1).
Archdeacon Emanuel Youkhana of the Assyrian Church in the East said the latest reports from inside Syria were that Father Paolo Dall’Oglio is alive, although no more detail was given about his condition.
Fr. Youkhana was a guest speaker at the presentation of a report, “Vulnerability Assessment of Syria’s Christians” to a packed room of  Brussels parliamentarians, policymakers and NGOs  by Open Doors International (ODI).

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