ROME (CNS) — A 75-year-old Dutch Jesuit who refused to leave war-torn
Syria, instead staying in Homs to help the poor and homeless, was beaten
by armed men and killed with two bullets to the head, according to an
email sent by the Jesuits' Middle East ...
Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt chats with civilians in early January, urging them to be patient, in the besieged area of Homs, Syria.