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Two DeRidder churches threatened by pipe bombs

| July 2, 2009 | 0 Comments



LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – Houses of worship were targeted in Southwest Louisiana. Bombs were found at two DeRidder churches and one exploded. Around 10:40, Monday morning, a bomb exploded at the Champions Center of the Grace Church in DeRidder. "City police department received a call that there was a burn mark on the side […]




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Mexican gangs target outspoken priests in drug war

| July 1, 2009 | 2 Comments



JACUME, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican drug traffickers fighting a brutal turf war are attacking priests and preachers who denounce cartel violence, shattering clerics’ untouchable aura and breaking honor codes in the world’s second-biggest Catholic country. Gunmen killed a Catholic priest and two seminary students as they left a church in southern Mexico in early June. […]




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Church volunteer leader charged with child rape

| July 1, 2009 | 0 Comments



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Randall T. Hollifield at his home last night. A seized computer had more than 3-thousand sexually explicit pictures involving children. And bond has been set at $125,000. According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, the rapes occurred inside Hollifield’s home in Powell. "I’ve known him for […]




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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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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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Church theft woman spared prison

| June 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



A woman who stole almost £12,000 from a church in a bid to "buy back" her husband's love, has been spared jail. Debra Stanger, a treasurer at Christ Church in Felling, Gateshead, was given blank cheques by the vicar to pay bills but made them out to herself. She used the money to "keep her […]




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