Activist priest feared dead

Posted: August 17, 2013 at 3:43 a.m.

An Italian Jesuit priest who spent decades promoting religious dialogue in Syria and championed the uprising against President Bashar Assad embarked recently on a new mission: convincing an extremist Islamic group to release its prisoners and halt the battles that had spread violence across the country’s northeast.

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Religion, Pages 15 on 08/17/2013