Father Jacques Mourad, priest held hostage by Islamic State, reflects on what he learned

Father Jacques Mourad. Photo: Grégoire de Fombelle/WCC


Father Jacques Mourad is a monk and priest of the community of Mar Moussa in Syria. He is very active in Islamic-Christian dialogue and belongs to the diocese of Homs of the Syriac Catholic Church. In 2015, he was captured and held hostage by the Islamic State, before escaping with the help of Muslims.

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