Fr. Francois Murad was dragged from his friary & beheaded with a kitchen knife in Syria on 6/23 before a cheering crowd (by a group that is armed by the US). His crime? Being a Catholic priest.
His Archbishop said of him, “Lately, father Murad sent me some messages that clearly showed how conscious he was of living in a dangerous situation, and offered his life for peace in Syria and around the world.”
Fr. Francois, martyr, pray for us that we live with the courage and unconquerable charity with which you faced your death.