Syrian Christian Leader Feared Kidnapped by Al Qaeda

A Franciscan priest serving in northern Syria has gone missing and is feared to have been kidnapped by Al Qaeda affiliate Al Nusra Front, his religious superiors and monitoring groups said Tuesday.

The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, with which he is affiliated, said it lost contact on Saturday with Father Dhiya Aziz, a parish priest at Yacoubieh, in the northwestern Idlib province.