Archive for April, 2011

Cops: Pastor, Church Members Robbed At Gunpoint

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



SANFORD, Fla. — A night of Bible study came to a terrifying end for members of a Sanford church on Wednesday when deputies said two masked men stormed into the building and robbed everyone inside at gunpoint. Sanford police are still working to find clues about who robbed the Iglesia Apostolica church on Sanford Avenue […]




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Families flee as gunmen open fire on church congregation

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



Terrified churchgoers, including young families, fled for their lives when gunmen sprayed bullets into a crowd leaving a south London service. Two men opened fire outside the New Testament Church of God off Brixton Hill in Lambeth as more than 600 people, including the Jamaican High Commissioner and four families christening young children, made their […]




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Agencies wrapping up probe into mosque, church fire

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



STOCKTON – Investigators from the Stockton Fire Department and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives concluded their on-site collection of evidence Wednesday afternoon at the scene of Saturday's early morning fire that destroyed part of a Pershing Avenue strip mall housing a mosque, a church and a real estate office. The evidence has […]




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Thieves Steal A/C Units From Oak Cliff Church

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



An Oak Cliff church is looking to come up with tens of thousands of dollars to replace air-conditioning units stolen just before the Easter weekend. All six A/C units at David's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church next to the Dallas Executive Airport disappeared in the same night. Whoever stole them knew what they were doing, even […]




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BATF joins investigation of fire that destroyed church, mosque; arson, hate crime not ruled out

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



STOCKTON – Work continued Monday to fortify a fire-damaged strip mall to make it sufficiently safe for investigators from the Stockton Fire Department and the federal government to determine the cause of a blaze that gutted a mosque and damaged a church early Saturday. Deputy Fire Chief Paul Willette said investigatory assistance from the federal […]




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Man steals thousands from Wyandotte church on Easter Sunday

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Easter Sunday is one of the most well-attended days of the year at many churches, and it also was the day a man decided to steal thousands of dollars from a Wyandotte church right after mass. Police say the man entered Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church and asked to speak with the […]




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Thou shalt not steal and church is making sure

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



A West Auckland church is planning to have people on security patrols during Sunday services after thieves broke into churchgoers' cars over Easter. The thieves smashed their way into two vehicles in the Massey Samoan Congregational Christian Church carpark on Sunday, while churchgoers were inside. The incident happened around 5.30pm during an Easter service. One […]




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Church robbed of $19,000 on Easter Sunday

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



Thieves stole $19,000 of collection money during a break-in at a Farrer church on Easter Sunday. The St Augustine's Church in Beasley Street was broken into between 1pm and 4.30pm on Easter Sunday, with entry being gained to the building through a bedroom window at the priest's residence attached to the church. The offender took […]




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5-month sentence for NJ priest who admitted using parish money for lavish vacations, gifts

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey priest that prosecutors say kept hidden bank accounts and used parish money for lavish expenditures was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to tax evasion. Monsignor Patrick Brown, the pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Parish in Stirling for 18 years, was sentenced to five months in federal […]




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Easter parishioners find graffiti on their churches

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



RCMP and Charlottetown police are investigating incidents of vandalism to three churches and one rink, most in the Stratford area. The rash of graffiti was found on the morning of Easter Sunday. "First of course it was the disappointment really … Why would you bother to do something like that? To me, it seemed a […]




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Community responds to Holy Week vandalism at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Ludlow

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



LUDLOW – Offers of help were pouring in Tuesday from painters and experts at restoring marble following the Holy Week vandalism to the Our Lady of Fatima shrine outside Our Lady of Fatima Church. Both a spokesman for the church and Police Sgt. Louis Tulik, who investigated the crime, said they received many calls Tuesday […]




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Bishops denounce disruption at Mexico cathedral on Easter

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 26, 2011 / 01:57 pm (CNA).- The Mexican bishops' conference condemned a “violent disruption” that took place during Easter Mass in Mexico City. They denounced the incident in a message released April 25. This act is an attack on the faith of the majority of Mexicans and exacerbates the “climate of […]




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Plea Agreement Reached in Ruckersville Church Arson Case

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



Accused Ruckersville Baptist Church arsonist Sean Heiderscheidt entered guilty pleas to four charges Tuesday, despite insisting he is innocent. The 19 year old appeared in Greene County Circuit Court and entered an Alford Plea on all four charges (three felonies and one misdemeanor), admitting there is enough evidence to convict him. Heiderscheidt was arrested following […]




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Arson at Redbank Plains church

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



POLICE are investigating after evidence was found indicating someone tried to burn down the Uniting Church at Redbank Plains. Queensland Fire and Rescue Service crews from Bundamba and Ipswich rushed to the church on Redbank Plains about 2pm yesterday. Bundamba station officer Peter Yarrow said that when his crew arrived spoke was coming out from […]




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Anti-Christian Vandalism at Santa Barbara Mission

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



SANTA BARBARA – The Santa Barbara Mission was tagged with anti-Christian graffiti over the Easter weekend, but police are not yet classifying it as a hate crime. Early Easter morning, just before 7 a.m. services, anti-Christian graffiti was found on the Santa Barbara Mission by the stairs, leading to the doors of the church. "Of […]




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