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Church desecration by daytime vandals

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



SADDENED church officials say they might be forced to consider locking the doors to the parish church in Gedney after vandals smashed memorials inside. Hymn books and masonry were also thrown around inside St Mary Magdalene Church and graffiti put in the visitors’ book during the attack, which happened during the day on Sunday. Churchwarden […]




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Teen ordered to work camp for LDS church arson

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



PROVO, Utah (AP) – One of two teens accused of burglarizing and then setting fire to an LDS church in Santaquin is being ordered to at least 90 days in a juvenile work camp. The sentence comes after the 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty to felony arson and felony burglary late last week. Authorities say the […]




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Greensburg church funds allegedly paid for phone sex

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



A man accused of using a Greensburg church account to pay for $1,467 worth of time on a sex-chat line was held for trial on Thursday. Keith Michael Jenkins, 32, is being held in the Westmoreland Prison on $15,000 bond from an earlier arrest. Yesterday, Greensburg District Judge James Albert ordered him to stand trial […]




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Holywell thief banned from churches

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



AN alcoholic has been banned from any place of worship for six months after he stole from church collection boxes to pay for booze. But Martin Jones, 49, avoided a prison sentence and a driving ban because of his voluntary work with St John Ambulance. Jones, of Plas Dewi, Well Street, Holywell, pleaded guilty to […]




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Archdiocese Investigates Fired Accounting Director in Fraud

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



MINNEAPOLIS – The Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul is accusing a former employee of fraud after a financial review led them to believe they'd been ripped off by someone on the inside. The theft of funds allegedly goes back several years, and multiple sources told FOX 9 News the man at the center of […]




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Man wearing tutu accused of church burglary

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



SAN DIEGO — A burglary suspect wearing a tutu lost the cloak-like garments he was wearing while fleeing from police and was arrested in the buff Wednesday after allegedly breaking into an Allied Gardens church and trying to steal musical instruments and electronic equipment. A resident reported seeing a tall, suspicious-looking person dressed in what […]




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Mexican violence scares off U.S. aid missions

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



MEXICO CITY – For two decades, a community hospital in Colorado sent a medical aid mission each year to a remote city in northeast Mexico, treating tens of thousands of low-income residents for free. Dozens of U.S. doctors and dentists, backed up by even more nurses and technicians, would repair cleft palates, take out gall […]




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Call for increased security for church relics

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



Church authorities who are custodians of relics have been called on to increase their security, or temporarily remove the items, in light of recent thefts. Raghnall Ó Floinn, Head of Collections at the National Museum of Ireland, said these incidents were worrying, and that custodians of relics might have to increase security. It follows the […]




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Orthodox church in Kosovo desecrated

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



GNJILANE — Serbian Orthodox Church of St. George in the village of Stanišor was burgled Friday night and money was stolen from the register, Kosovo police have confirmed. Kosovo police regional spokesman Ismet Hasani told Tanjug that the police had inspected the scene and determined that a burglary took place and that the crime was […]




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Arlington church finds strength a year after pastor’s slaying

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



ARLINGTON — For about a month last spring, everybody bypassed the chair. When the pastoral staff at First Baptist Church of Arlington would gather around the conference table for its meetings, the Rev. Clint Dobson's favorite spot remained vacant. To occupy it would be to acknowledge that the outgoing and talented 28-year-old pastor was really […]




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10 years since black Chester church burned in unsolved arson

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



CHESTER — There is a place of great joy in rural southern Chester County. It is a place of more than a century of uplifted spirits, unbending spirits – spirits that cannot be broken by the awful act of arson. Antioch Baptist Church was bent, it was bowed, but this black church was never broken […]




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When a pastor’s faith faces the ultimate test

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



It is Sunday morning, and the man of faith is working the room. Grinning, shaking hands, thanking people for coming. This is a pastor's life, and it is all Tim Kelley ever wanted. From the corner of his eye, he sees Hannah waiting and watching. It is part of their routine. The pastor leaves early […]




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Jehovah’s Witnesses church leader ‘poisoned’ by rival

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



THE Adelaide Hills Jehovah's Witnesses community has been rocked by the alleged poisoning of a church official and his young family by a rival. The extraordinary series of events, in which glyphosate weed killer was injected into food, milk and fruit juice cartons in a fridge, was uncovered only after the victim set up a […]




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Church employee charged with burglary

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



A 22-year-old was recently arrested for stealing from his employer — a church. Jonathan Coffey was charged with burglary in the incident where more than $3,500 in equipment was stolen from One Life Community Church on Millard Farmer Road. The church pastor, Matthew Pfatzgraph, opened the church Sunday and went into the sanctuary. Once there […]




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£300 rward after thieves target Nelson church during service

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



A NELSON church in the heart of the town’s community has been left “devastated” after being targeted by thieves during a Sunday morning service. The Catholic Parish of St John Southworth who worship at Christ Church, Carr Road, has been left distressed following the theft of the Tabernacle containing the sacred Eucharist from their prayer […]




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