Pope Francis on January 30, 2019, received relatives of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, kidnapped in Syria in July 2013. The Vatican confirmed the “particularly cordial” meeting took place in Santa Case Marta in the Vatican.
The Vatican said the private audience included the priest’s mother, four sisters, and a brother.
The priest has not been heard from since he was kidnapped. There have been unconfirmed reports that the Jesuit was executed by his ISIS captors.