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Armenian priest gunned down

Fr Hovsep Bidoyan (Aid to the Church in Need)

Armenian Catholic priest Fr Hovsep Bidoyan was murdered on Monday, 11th November at the entrance of a church in eastern Syria.

Both Fr Hovsep Bidoyan, from Qamishli, and his biological father were killed during a visit to the Armenian Catholic Church in Deir Ezzor, a city in eastern Syria.

The news was received this afternoon by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.

It is not clear who is responsible for the killing or their motives.

This story was supplied by Aid to the Church in Need