Italian priest martyred in Turkey

Italian priest martyred in Turkey

Sandro Magister profiles the life and ministry of the Italian priest murdered in Turkey by a Muslim.

He had knelt down to pray shortly before celebrating the Mass in the little Catholic Church of Trabzon, in the north of Turkey, on the Black Sea, when a young man shot him in the back twice with a pistol, crying out “Allah is great.”

This is how Fr. Andrea Santoro, 60, of the diocese of Rome, a missionary in Turkey, was killed on Sunday, February 5.

He then reprints an article from AsiaNews from an Italian volunteer in Turkey who knew and worked with Fr. Andrea Santoro.

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