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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Domenico Bettinelli
2 comments
  • May eternal rest be granted unto him O lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May He rest in peace through the mercy of God. Amen.

    We will remember the soul that did not know you, in our prayers.  Please remember to pray for us.

    Lord, have mercy.

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