Frans van der Lugt SJ – his last message


On 7 April 2019 it will be five years since the Dutch Jesuit Frans van der Lugt was murdered in Homs, Syria. He died at the age of 75.

To honour Father Frans van der Lugt SJ, the Jesuits from the Netherlands and Flanders made an animated film about him. The film was recorded in 9 languages, including Dutch, English and Arabic.

In the film, Van der Lugt is speaking for the last time. He makes an urgent appeal to every human being to never give the last word to hatred, but to fight for love. “To my last sigh, I hoped that hatred, struggle and pain would stop.

Click here to see and learn more about the work behind the animation video.