Kidnapped Jesuit reported alive and well in Syria

A kidnapped Jesuit priest and peace activist who was seized by rebels in July is alive and well in the hands of an Al-Qaeda-linked group, according to an international news agency.

Father Paolo Dall’Oglio disappeared on July 28, after he entered Syria, apparently in an attempt to negotiate the release of hostages held by rebel forces.

He was apparently taken hostage himself, and in the subsequent weeks, there have been occasional reports of his death.

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