- Sep 19, 2020
Relatives of a Jesuit priest who was kidnapped in Syria six years ago say they have been living in a “limbo” with no information of his whereabouts.
A torchlit rally was held in Rome Wednesday night for Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, one of tens of thousands of people who’ve been “disappeared” in Syria since violence broke out in 2011.
Pope Francis met with family members of Italian Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, whose fate is still unknown after he was kidnapped in Syria in 2013.
Italian Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio disappeared in Syria in 2013 while entering ISIS-held territory in an attempt to negotiate the release of kidnap victims. Despite four years of what his family describes as near-total “silence,” they’re continuing to press for the truth of what happened, and insisting that their bother stands as a sign of the sort of dialogue and understanding needed to rescue Syria from chaos.