The Rev. Paolo Dall'Oglio, a prominent Italian Jesuit who is an outspoken supporter of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has gone missing in Syria on Monday (July 29), fueling speculations that he has been kidnapped by an Islamist group. Photo courtesy Paolo Dall'Oglio's Facebook page
(RNS) The Rev. Paolo Dall'Oglio, 58, lived for three decades in Syria, where he established an ecumenical community at Mar Musa on the site of an early Christian monastery, engaging in interfaith dialogue with Muslims and forging close ties with the local population.