In response to an initiative born in Iraq, a group of associations close to the mission of the Jesuit Father Paolo dall'Oglio - the Italian-born priest abducted in Syria on July 29 last year - has decided to hold a prayer drive Wednesday, January 29th to show solidarity and pray for his safe release .
missionary was kidnapped six months ago in Raqqa in the north of the country,
in an area under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and of the East, and
since then there has been no news of his whereabouts or well-being.
A monk bound by a deep
friendship with Fr. Dall'Oglio
instigated the initiative of solidarity which will be held simultaneously in
Rome, Paris , Berlin, Brussels , Beirut, London and Geneva. During
the time of prayer texts written by the kidnapped priest will be read and there
will also be several first hand testimonies about him as a person and his
At the request of friends and
family of Paolo dall'Oglio , the meeting of prayer and solidarity for the
Italian missionary and all the other people abducted in Syria will remember
only his humanitarian work and apostolate .
have specifically asked that there be no references to political positions, to
avoid any kind of problems for Mar Moussa community, founded by the Italian
on 29 January in Geneva , the Association of Friends of Mar Moussa held a
meeting in the chapel on the second floor of the center of San Bonifacio Avenue
du Mail 14 .