Friday, October 13, 2006

Iraqi Syriac Orthodox Christian Priest Beheaded by Islamists Over Pope's Remarks

β€œThe last enemy to be destroyed is death.”
β€” 1 Corinthians 15:26

Fr. Paulos Amer Iskander, a Syriac Orthodox Christian priest, was found beheaded in Mosul, Iraq Wednesday evening. His parish held a service yesterday.

Here is the AP article

Here is another report - prior to the service

May those who perpetrated this act be forgiven.

Fr. Paulos, you have run the race, and we trust that you now stand among the saints (Rev. Ch. 20) offering the perfumed incense of pure prayer until the time of fulfillment is come.

Requiescat in pace

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