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Dutch Priest Killed in Syria

The Vatican says a Dutch priest has been shot dead at his monastery in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. The 75-year-old Jesuit priest, Frans Van Der Lugt, had lived in Syria for decades and had refused to leave Homs despite more than a year of intense fighting there. Witnesses say the priest appeared to have been directly targeted. They say an unknown gunman entered the monastery Monday, took Van Der Lugt to the garden and shot him in the head. Van Der Lugt was a well-known figure in Homs,...

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