News Report, 26/1/2012.
Yesterday, Wednesday the 25th of
January 2012, Hieromonk Basil (Nassar),
left his last breath in the
crossfire of armed groups in
In a communication that
Romfea.gr had with a clergyman
of the Patriarchate of Antioch,
we were informed that Fr. Basil
was shot while ministering to a
Specifically, Fr. Basil had
received a telephone call to
help a faithful from Hama, who
had been wounded by the fire of
The moment that Fr. Basil
arrived at the place and was
providing first aid to the
wounded man, a bullet struck him, passing through his right
armpit and into his chest.
Immediately, another Priest who
was with him dragged him,
drenched in blood, to a building
nearby in an attempt to save
However, the martyr of Christ
Fr. Basil, died of hemorrhaging,
30 minutes later.
It should be mentioned that his
funeral will take place today,
Thursday, 26th of January 2012,
in the Sacred Church of Saint
George in Hama.
The reposed Fr. Basil was born
in 1982, and was a Graduate of
the Balamand School of Theology.
Finally, a Facebook group has
been created in which it is
mentioned that Fr. Basil is a
Martyr of Christ.