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7th April marks the fifth year since the Dutch Jesuit Frans van der Lugt was murdered in Homs, Syria. He died at the age of 75. To honour Father Frans van der Lugt SJ, the Jesuits from the Netherlands and Flanders made an animated film about him. It was recorded in 9 languages, including Dutch, English and Arabic.In the film Van der Lugt is speaking for the last time. He makes an urgent appeal to every human being to never give the last word to hatred, but to fight for love. "To my last...
Tributes continue to be paid to Fr Frans van der Lugt SJ who was murdered on 7 April 2014 in Homs, Syria. Writing on Facebook, Youssef Habib said:It is with great sorrow that I just received the news of the killing of my old Jesuit friend Fr Frans Vander Lugt today in Homs, Syria.Abouna Frans (or preferably Frans ﻓﺮﺍﻧﺲ as he liked young Syrians to call him) was a pioneer of creative means of mutual understanding between Syrians.He was a friend of the poorest and of the richest... of the...