Catholic priest beheaded by Syrian rebels Obama wants to arm

The link to the Catholic Online story about the beheading has a video of the gruesome act so be forewarned. But we should remind ourselves that it's very possible these same Syrian rebels will be the beneficiary of American arms in the next few weeks. The Vatican is confirming the death by beheading of Franciscan Father, Francois Murad, who was martyred by Syrian jihadists on June 23. Below is the news release from the Vatican, via Sunday, June 23 the Syrian priest François Murad was killed in Gassanieh, in northern Syria, in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land where he had taken refuge. This is confirmed by a statement of the Custos of the Holy Land sent to Fides Agency. The circumstances of the death are not fully understood. According to local sources, the monastery where Fr. Murad was staying was attacked by militants linked to the jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusra.Father François, 49, had taken the first steps in the religious life with the Franciscan...(Read Full Post)