Elderly Jesuit on mission of mercy killed in Syria

A Dutch Jesuit priest who chose to stay in the beseiged city of Homs in Syria to care for its starving population has been shot dead.

Fr Frans van der Lugt, a 75-year-old psychologist, had remained in the rebel-controlled Old City throughout a 600-day siege by government forces.

He had been offered the chance to leave, but chose to stay.

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