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Father '''Fadi Haddad''' was a [[priest]] of the [[Church of Antioch]] who was kidnapped and [[martyr]]ed near Damascus, Syria during the latter days of October 2012 while attempting to gain the freedom of an earlier kidnap victim during the civil strife in Syria.  
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Father '''Fadi Jamil Haddad''' was a [[priest]] of the [[Church of Antioch]] who was kidnapped and [[martyr]]ed near Damascus, Syria during the latter days of October 2012 while attempting to gain the freedom of an earlier kidnap victim during the civil strife in Syria.  
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
Father Fadi Jamil Haddad was born in the city of Qatana on [[February 2]], 1969, the son of zealous Christian parents, Jamil Haddad and Wadia el-Ayn. He grew up in Qatana, receiving his education in schools in Qatana, including his elementary education at el-Thaura School and middle and high school education at Baath Secondary School for Boys. After graduating from high school, Fadi studied at the [[St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology (Tripoli, Lebanon)|St. John of Damascus Theological Institute]] at Balamand in Lebanon. He graduated from the theological institute in 1994.   
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Father Fadi Jamil Haddad was born in the city of Qatana on [[February 2]], 1969, the son of zealous Christian parents, Jamil Haddad and Wadia el-Ayn. He grew up in [[w:Qatana|Qatana]], receiving his education in schools in Qatana, including his elementary education at el-Thaura School and middle and high school education at Baath Secondary School for Boys. After graduating from high school, Fadi studied at the [[St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology (Tripoli, Lebanon)|St. John of Damascus Theological Institute]] at Balamand in Lebanon. He graduated from the theological institute in 1994.   
  
 
After he married Fadi was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] in the Maryamiyya [[Cathedral]] in Damascus. He was ordained to the [[priest]]hood during the [[Divine Liturgy|liturgy]] on [[July 14]], 1995 by His Beatitude Patriarch [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|Ignatius IV Hazim]] and Bishop Elias Kfoury.  
 
After he married Fadi was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] in the Maryamiyya [[Cathedral]] in Damascus. He was ordained to the [[priest]]hood during the [[Divine Liturgy|liturgy]] on [[July 14]], 1995 by His Beatitude Patriarch [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|Ignatius IV Hazim]] and Bishop Elias Kfoury.  
  
Father Fadi Haddad began his [[parish]] service in the parish of Qatana as the cornerstone was being laid by Patr. Ignatius for the new church, dedicated to St. Elias. Father Fadi, a son of the Qatana parish, participated in the founding of the parish Orthodox Sunday School along with other sons of the parish and assisted by priests who came to Qatana, including Frs. Nicholas Baalbaki and Georges Baalbaki.
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Father Fadi Haddad began his [[parish]] service in the church in Qatana, as the cornerstone was being laid by Patr. Ignatius for the new church, dedicated to St. [[Elijah|Elias]]. Father Fadi, a son of the Qatana parish, participated in the founding of the parish Orthodox Sunday School along with other sons of the parish and assisted by priests who came to Qatana, including Frs. Nicholas Baalbaki and Georges Baalbaki.
  
Fr. Fadi Haddad had been acting as an intermediary for a doctor from Qatana who had been kidnapped, as he had acted previously as an intermediary in obtaining the release of kidnap victims and the return of stolen cars. Fr. Fadi was beloved by all religious groups and took no political position in the on-going civil conflict in Syria. He had gained a reputation of "… a man of God who was trusted by all", who during Ramadan, would invite Muslims to break the fast at the [[church]]. He was beloved by all religious groups and took no political position in the current conflict in Syria.  
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===Martyr of Reconciliation and Harmony===
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Fr. Fadi Haddad had been acting as an intermediary for a doctor from [[w:Qatana|Qatana]] who had been kidnapped, as he had acted previously as an intermediary in obtaining the release of kidnap victims and the return of stolen cars. Fr. Fadi was beloved by all religious groups and took no political position in the on-going [[w:Syrian civil war|civil conflict in Syria]]. He had gained a reputation of "… a man of God who was trusted by all", who during Ramadan, would invite Muslims to break the fast at the [[church]]. He was beloved by all religious groups and took no political position in the current conflict in Syria.  
  
As reported by Agence France-Presse his body was found in the town of Drousha, near Qatana and Damascus. Reportedly, after Fr. Fadi had succeeded in getting the kidnappers to reduce the ransom he went with the kidnapped doctor's father-in-law to deliver the money, the two men were kidnapped. Initial reports were that Fr. Fadi's body was found shot in the head near Drousha on the Damascus-Quneitra highway.  
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Reportedly, after Fr. Fadi had succeeded in getting the kidnappers to reduce the ransom he went with the kidnapped doctor's father-in-law to deliver the money, the two men were kidnapped. Initial reports were that Fr. Fadi's body was found shot in the head near Drousha on the Damascus-Quneitra highway.
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As reported by ''Agence France-Presse'' his body was found on the morning of [[October 25]] in the town of Drousha, near Qatana and Damascus. There were indescribable signs of torture and mutilation on his body. He was identified by Father Elias el-Baba, a priest of the town of Hina, and was taken to the clinic in the city.  
  
 
The Syrian state television announced after his body had been found, that "He was one of the most prominent workers for national reconciliation and the healing of wounds."
 
The Syrian state television announced after his body had been found, that "He was one of the most prominent workers for national reconciliation and the healing of wounds."
  
==Source==
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===Funeral===
*[http://araborthodoxy.blogspot.com/  Thursday, October 25, 2012: Father Fadi Haddad Martyred near Damascus]
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A bomb exploded in the morning during Fr. Fadi Jamil Haddad’s funeral. According to local sources, the explosion killed two civilians and some soldiers.
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The funeral service was celebrated in the church of St. Elias in Qatana by Greek-Orthodox Patriarch [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|Ignatius IV Hazim]], and was attended by thousands of Christians moved and saddened by the loss of the priest.
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In a statement, the [[Church of Antioch|Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch]] defined Fr. Haddad as a "martyr of reconciliation and harmony." "We ask God - said the Orthodox Patriarch – that Father Fadi Haddad’s martyrdom is a sacrifice offered for the children of this nation and for a truce in the painful events we are experiencing in this period."
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==Sources==
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* [http://araborthodoxy.blogspot.com/  Thursday, October 25, 2012: Father Fadi Haddad Martyred near Damascus]
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* [http://www.news.va/en/news/asiasyria-a-bomb-during-father-fadi-haddads-funera ASIA/SYRIA - A bomb during Father Fadi Haddad's funeral, "martyr of reconciliation and harmony"]. News.va (The Vatican Today), Agenzia Fides, 26/10/2012.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://armenpress.am/eng/news/697447/  The rebels killed a priest near Damascus]
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* [http://armenpress.am/eng/news/697447/  The rebels killed a priest near Damascus].
* [http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/10/25/245933.html  Priest who negotiated Syria hostage releases slain]
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* [http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/10/25/245933.html  Priest who negotiated Syria hostage releases slain].
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* Michael Avramovich. [http://touchstonemag.com/merecomments/2012/10/peace-memory-fr-fadi-jamil-haddad-martyr/ Peace to the Memory of Fr. Fadi Jamil Haddad, Martyr]. Touchstone Magazine Blog (The Fellowship of St. James). October 26, 2012, 2:21 PM.
 
* {{el icon}} [http://www.romfea.gr/epikairotita/14276-2012-10-25-18-47-18 Συρία: Ιερέας βρέθηκε στραγγαλισμένος]. Romfea.gr. 25 October 2012.
 
* {{el icon}} [http://www.romfea.gr/epikairotita/14276-2012-10-25-18-47-18 Συρία: Ιερέας βρέθηκε στραγγαλισμένος]. Romfea.gr. 25 October 2012.
  
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Father Fadi Haddad, Martyr

Father Fadi Jamil Haddad was a priest of the Church of Antioch who was kidnapped and martyred near Damascus, Syria during the latter days of October 2012 while attempting to gain the freedom of an earlier kidnap victim during the civil strife in Syria.

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Life

Father Fadi Jamil Haddad was born in the city of Qatana on February 2, 1969, the son of zealous Christian parents, Jamil Haddad and Wadia el-Ayn. He grew up in Qatana, receiving his education in schools in Qatana, including his elementary education at el-Thaura School and middle and high school education at Baath Secondary School for Boys. After graduating from high school, Fadi studied at the St. John of Damascus Theological Institute at Balamand in Lebanon. He graduated from the theological institute in 1994.

After he married Fadi was ordained a deacon in the Maryamiyya Cathedral in Damascus. He was ordained to the priesthood during the liturgy on July 14, 1995 by His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim and Bishop Elias Kfoury.

Father Fadi Haddad began his parish service in the church in Qatana, as the cornerstone was being laid by Patr. Ignatius for the new church, dedicated to St. Elias. Father Fadi, a son of the Qatana parish, participated in the founding of the parish Orthodox Sunday School along with other sons of the parish and assisted by priests who came to Qatana, including Frs. Nicholas Baalbaki and Georges Baalbaki.

Martyr of Reconciliation and Harmony

Fr. Fadi Haddad had been acting as an intermediary for a doctor from Qatana who had been kidnapped, as he had acted previously as an intermediary in obtaining the release of kidnap victims and the return of stolen cars. Fr. Fadi was beloved by all religious groups and took no political position in the on-going civil conflict in Syria. He had gained a reputation of "… a man of God who was trusted by all", who during Ramadan, would invite Muslims to break the fast at the church. He was beloved by all religious groups and took no political position in the current conflict in Syria.

Reportedly, after Fr. Fadi had succeeded in getting the kidnappers to reduce the ransom he went with the kidnapped doctor's father-in-law to deliver the money, the two men were kidnapped. Initial reports were that Fr. Fadi's body was found shot in the head near Drousha on the Damascus-Quneitra highway.

As reported by Agence France-Presse his body was found on the morning of October 25 in the town of Drousha, near Qatana and Damascus. There were indescribable signs of torture and mutilation on his body. He was identified by Father Elias el-Baba, a priest of the town of Hina, and was taken to the clinic in the city.

The Syrian state television announced after his body had been found, that "He was one of the most prominent workers for national reconciliation and the healing of wounds."

Funeral

A bomb exploded in the morning during Fr. Fadi Jamil Haddad’s funeral. According to local sources, the explosion killed two civilians and some soldiers.

The funeral service was celebrated in the church of St. Elias in Qatana by Greek-Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim, and was attended by thousands of Christians moved and saddened by the loss of the priest.

In a statement, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch defined Fr. Haddad as a "martyr of reconciliation and harmony." "We ask God - said the Orthodox Patriarch – that Father Fadi Haddad’s martyrdom is a sacrifice offered for the children of this nation and for a truce in the painful events we are experiencing in this period."

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