KNAYEH (QUNAYEH), SYRIA - The Custody of the Holy Land confirms that Fr. Hanna Jallouf, OFM, of the Custody of the Holy Land, parish priest at Knayeh (Qunayeh), Syria, was taken captive by some brigades linked to Jahbat Al-Nusra on the night of October 5th.
Several other men of the Christian village were also taken captive along with Fr. Hanna.
The Franciscan nuns who were in the convent have taken refuge in some houses of the village.
We are not able to say where Father Hanna and his parishioners are now and, at this time, we have no possibility of contact with him or his captors.
Let us pray for him and for the other victims of this tragic and senseless war.