By Theodore Shoebat
A Muslim gunman saw a jesuit priest named Fr. Frans van der Lugt in the Syrian city of Homs, opened fire on him and shot him to death. He was killed in the Bustan al-Diwan neighbourhood.
He was trapped in the city, alongside numerous other Christians and Muslims, who were all suffering of mass starvation. He lived in Syria for fifty years, and refused to leave his flock. Just a few months before he was murdered, he stated:
As long as there is one person from our community left here, I will stay with them.
Fr. Frans van der Lugt was not a hireling, who flees as soon as the wolves come, but a shepherd who dies for his sheep.