Knayeh (Agenzia Fides) - The Franciscan Fathers of the Custody of the Holy Land confirm that Fr. Hanna Jallouf, parish priest in Knayeh, on the night of October 5th, was taken by some brigades linked to Jahbat Al-Nusra. Along with Fr. Hanna, several men of the Christian village were also taken.
The number of those who were kidnapped is not specified. "The Franciscan nuns who were in the convent - the statement says, sent to Fides Agency - have taken refuge in some houses of the village".
The Custody of the Holy Land confirms that they are not able to say where father Hanna and his parishioners are now and, at this time, they have no possibility of contact with him or his captors. The statement concludes with an invitation to pray for the priest "and for the other victims of this tragic and senseless war". (GV) (Agenzia Fides 07/10/2014)