Homs

The work of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Syria has been recognised with the 2014 Pax Christi International Peace Award. Since 2011, JRS Syria has concentrated on helping vulnerable people who have remained in the country, despite the violence that surrounds them. The award was made at the weekend at the Sarajevo Peace Event 2014.JRS Syria was recognised by Pax Christi in particular for its interfaith work. The agency provides support to anyone in need, with a team made up of people...
A gunman in the Syrian city of Homs has shot and killed Dutch Jesuit Fr Frans van der Lugt. Citing a source in the Homs governorate, his death was reported by Syria's state news agency SANA, which said he had died immediately after being shot. The motive for the attack was unclear.Fr Jan Stuyt SJ of the Jesuits in the Netherlands said this morning:  "I can confirm that he's been killed. A man came into his house, took him outside and shot him...