Jill Kelley, the central figure of former CIA director David Petraeus’ scandal, in a generous move bought a home for orphans of the Christian couple burnt alive for allegedly desecrating pages of the Holy Quran in Pakistan, New York Post reported.
Jill Kelley, the Florida socialite still battling the government over leaked information, earned fame in the scandal of CIA director David Petraeus’ having an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell.
Kelley decided to buy the home after she joined a private audience with the Pope last week along with Catholic bishops from Middle Eastern nations to discuss the genocide of Christians in the region.
Kelley said she had read in the newspaper about Shahzad Masih, 35, and his pregnant wife Saima (alias Shamah), 31, who were burned alive by a mob for allegedly desecrating Quran. They were thrown into a kiln furnace after a severe beating on November 4th, 2014 in Kasur District in Punjab, Pakistan.
Fifty-nine people have been indicted by an anti terrorism court in the case.
Kelley, who has worked with the US Central Command on interfaith and alliances, contacted Catholic priest Father Channon, in Punjab, who helped her find a house for the orphaned Masih children currently being cared for by their grandfather.
She said “I have never met Father Channon, but I put my trust in him and he found a house for the children. I personally paid for the house and we have just gone into contract. Nothing will bring their parents back, but if I can help these children and do something to provide for their future at Christmas then it is worth it.”