Archive for June, 2009

Synagogue robbery in Baku

| June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Baku – APA. A robbery incident took place in Baku. Two donation boxes were robbed at the synagogue at Rasul Rza Street in Baku at about 00.45 last night, press service of the Interior Ministry told APA.     http://en.apa.az/news.php?id=104432




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Church blast accused sent to jail

| June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



KATHMANDU, June 29: Kathmandu District Court on Monday refused bail to Sita Thapa Shrestha, the main accused in the May 23 Assumption Church bombing. Thapa will now have to fight her legal suit from behind bars.   http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=6892




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Forensic dept to look at Santhome church theft footage

| June 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



CHENNAI: Officers investigating the theft at the Santhome church have asked the forensic department whether the grainy CCTV footage obtained from the church cameras could be made clearer so that they can have a better look at the thief. "Forensic officials have asked for a day to reply if this was possible using advanced technology. […]




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Burglary at Santhome Basilica Church

| June 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



CHENNAI: In yet another case of an early-morning heist in a place of worship, four wooden drop-off boxes meant for offering inside the chapel of the Santhome Cathedral Basilica were found broken open on Friday morning. Church authorities are not sure about the exact amount stolen, but since the boxes were last opened on Monday, […]




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Church, cemetery thefts alleged; embezzlement totaled nearly $680K

| June 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



He sat in the pews at Gallaher Memorial Baptist Church and prayed with his fellow worshippers on Sundays. When parishioners turned their backs, authorities say, Barry Cain bilked them and customers of a cemetery out of nearly three-quarters of a million dollars.   http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/jun/27/church-cemetery-thefts-alleged/  




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Swastika Painted On Lower East Side Synagogue

| June 26, 2009 | 0 Comments



Police are investigating after a swastika was found yesterday painted on the inside of a Manhattan synagogue. A swastika and a derogatory word were painted on an inside door of the Bialystoker Synagogue on East Broadway. A smoke bomb was set off, as well.   http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/101383/swastika-painted-on-lower-east-side-synagogue/Default.aspx  




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CHAVEZ STEPS UP ATTACKS ON JEWS

| June 25, 2009 | 0 Comments



From the beginning of his rule in Venezuela, Hugo Chavez has stridently criticized Israel. In recent months, Chavez has found a more vulnerable target: the Jewish population inside Venezuela. Last week, an angry mob broke out in Miranda, Venezuela’s second largest state. Reports indicate that the Mayor of Miranda’s capital city incited an angry group […]




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Police: Vandalism at Salinas synagogue may be a hate crime

| June 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



Salinas police detectives are investigating vandalism at Temple Beth El as a possible hate crime after swastikas and ethnic slurs were found at the synagogue's property last week. David Finkelstein, first vice president of Congregation Temple Beth El, said swastikas, anti-Semitic and Nazi graffiti, "among other things" had been scrawled on the sidewalks and entry […]




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Vandals attack Belfast church that sheltered Romanian victims of racism

| June 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



The church in which more than 100 Romanians fleeing racist attacks in Belfast were given refuge has been vandalised, it emerged today. Seven windows of the Belfast City church were smashed and the front door damaged in the overnight attack. The church's pastor, Malcolm Morgan, said the building's interior was covered in broken glass. "I […]




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Woman charged with kidnapping baby from church told police she ‘always wanted to be a mother’

| June 22, 2009 | 0 Comments



CUTLERVILLE — Police say Tabitha Reid visited two other churches Sunday before taking an 11-month-old girl from her own church — a crime that confounded her family and the baby's parents. Before she allegedly kidnapped the little girl from Kentwood Community Church, Reid pretended to be a nursery attendant at Cutlerville East Christian Reformed Church, […]




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Muslim Mob Attacks Church and Loots Christian Homes in Egypt

| June 22, 2009 | 0 Comments



(AINA) — An Egyptian Muslim mob attacked a church on Sunday, 6/21/2009 in the village of Ezbet Boshra-East, El-Fashn, smashing its windows and assaulting Copts with clubs and white weapons, wounding 25 Copts, in the presence and with the instigation of the State Security. On Monday 6/22/2009, El-Fashn prosecution issued an order for the village […]




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Former Minister Sentenced On Theft, Forgery Charges

| June 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions Wednesday announced the sentencing of Richard Bridges, of Bowling Green, on felony theft and forgery charges in connection with a long-term embezzlement scheme perpetrated against a Simpson County Church. After a lengthy hearing, Bridges was sentenced today in Simpson Circuit Court to prosecutors’ recommended sentence […]




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Church, schools deal with flu

| June 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



New Zealand's Catholic community has become the latest group affected by the swine flu outbreak. Yesterday, Bishop Denis Browne, president of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, directed parishes to limit the distribution of holy communion. "Because large, public gatherings take place in churches, we feel it is important to take steps to manage the potential […]




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Racist Graffiti Found At Potter’s House

| June 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer are investigating after racist graffiti and images were painted all over a the property of a popular Jacksonville church on Monday. Vandals painted words and images such as white power, a swastika, KKK, the n-word, as […]




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Vicar distraught at church blaze

| June 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



A Norfolk vicar has spoken of his sadness after a blaze at his “beautiful” church destroyed part of the building that had become an essential community space. The Rev Mark Taylor, from Carleton Rode Baptist Church, said damage caused in the fire has wrecked part of the area which had just started to be used […]




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