Priest Shot Outside Orthodox Church in France, Suspect at Large

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Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Lyon, France @517design, Twitter

Please pray for this priest!

A Greek Orthodox priest was shot twice in the abdomen while closing the doors of The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Lyon, France at 4 pm local time on Sat., Oct. 31. Many reports say the priest is in serious condition and “being treated at the site.” Another French report says he died.

According to several other reports, the suspect is “on the run” and allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” after shooting the priest.

The attack comes just two days after another terrorist attack at the Basilica of Notre Dame in Nice, France.

This is a developing story.

Here’s some posts surfacing on Twitter:

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The above tweet reads, “In Lyon, an Orthodox priest of Greek nationality was targeted while he was closing his church. He was shot and injured and his prognosis is threatened. The author of the shootings is on the run.”

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The user writes, “BREAKING!!! Terrorist attack again [at] a church [in] Lyon, France: An Orthodox priest of Greek nationality was targeted [and] shot while he was closing his church. The terrorist is on the run! How many more must die or be injured before the world admits there is a problem – How many!?”

Another user asked for prayers, claiming to know the priest personally.

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This user writes, “Please pray for my friend Fr. Niko Kakavelakis who is in critical condition after being shot with a sawed off shotgun in Lyon, France while leaving his church. Lord have mercy.”

Mary, Help of Christians, please pray for us!

[See also: 3 Stabbed, Killed Inside Notre Dame Basilica in France in “Barbaric” Terrorist Attack]

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