ArmInfo.Pope Francis prays for Armenian Catholic priests killed by ISIS militants in Syria. This is reported by Vatican news.
According to the source, Pope Francis expressed his condolences to the Armenian Catholic community of Kamyshly in connection with the tragedy. "I'm thinking with the Armenian Catholic community in Kamyshly, Syria, where they are going to the funeral of their priest, father Hovsep Petoyan, who was killed yesterday with his father. I pray for them, for their relatives and for all Christians in Syria," Francis wrote. On November 11, terrorists attacked a car of priests heading to Deir Ezor. As a result of the shelling of the car, the rector of the parish of the Armenian Catholic community of Kamyshly, father Hovsep Petoyan and his father, priest Abram Petoyan, were killed, the deacon of the church Fati Sanon was wounded. The responsibility for the murder of representatives of the Armenian clergy took ISIS. Official Yerevan condemned this fact and called on the international community to strictly condemn identity crimes and persecution.