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DeLand church appeals for return of stolen artwork

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Rev. Tom Connery wants his picture back. Father Tom, as he is known to the congregation at St. Peter Catholic Church in downtown DeLand, made an appeal for the return of the "Divine Mercy" print in last Sunday's church bulletin. Connery said a couple from the church traveled to Poland a few years ago […]




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Church Web sites hacked to push conversion to Islam

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



A computer hacker took control of more than a dozen church Web sites hosted by a Perrysburg designer this week, replacing their regular content with an appeal that Christians convert to Islam. The Rev. Vinnie Dauer of Fallen Timbers Community Church in Waterville said he received a text message from a church member at about […]




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Nev. couple return to Fla. church for suicide pact

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas couple traveled from their home in Nevada to the Florida church where they were married 40 years ago to kill themselves in an apparent suicide pact, police said. A pastor found Bruce Wright and his wife, Patricia Wright, Sunday morning beneath an oak tree behind Friendship United Methodist […]




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Holy Spirit Church robbed

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MARGAO: Cash between 2,000 and 5,000 was stolen from the money box inside Holy Spirit Church, Margao, on Wednesday night. Margao police have registered a theft case against unknown culprits. Parish priest, Fr Francisco Avinash Rebello, told TOI, "The sacristan went to the chapel at 5.45am and saw that the main altar and the tabernacle […]




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Church vandalized: Pastor’s main goal is to get vandalism to stop

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WAINWRIGHT — A Wainwright pastor wants parents to be held accountable for their children’s misbehavior. He hopes parents care enough to help put a stop to vandalism — specifically spray painting racist and vulgar graffiti all over his church. The congregation of the Wainwright Assembly of God held regular Wednesday evening services and went home […]




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Vandals pee in holy water of Catholic church

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Vandals broke into a Catholic church in North Rhine-Westphalia and peed into the bowl of holy water, the police announced on Thursday. Officials at the St Anna Church in Ascheberg, south of Münster, were horrified to discover the destructive rampage, which saw statues and other religious artefacts damaged. “This was serious vandalism,” said parish secretary […]




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Raymond church fire was arson, officials say

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



RAYMOND – A fire that severely damaged a historic church this week was set intentionally, state investigators said Wednesday. The fire at the Raymond Hill Baptist Church was reported about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday by several people driving by on Raymond Hill Road, investigators said. Firefighters from seven departments put out the fire in less than […]




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Man pleads guilty to embezzling from Orange church, others

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NEW HAVEN — A man federal authorities say embezzled more than $10 million, including $2.1 million from St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Orange partly to fund his professional auto-racing business, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon and faces 8 to 14 years behind bars. Gregory P. Loles, 52, of Easton changed his plea Tuesday in U.S. […]




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Art Loss Register Returns Bust To London Church

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



In early 1941, the German Luftwaffe carried out a sustained, strategic bombing campaign across the city of London. For 76 consecutive nights, bombs rained down on the country's capital severely damaging more than one million buildings, among them the mediaeval church of St Olave Hart Street. St Olave's, the resting place of famous diarist Samuel […]




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Couple Sent To Prison For Stealing Thousands From Church

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



GASTONIA, N.C. — Linda Roland’s voice quivered as she publicly apologized to the church, family and friends that she and her husband Alan Roland hurt when they embezzled money from a local church. “I would just like to say sometimes good people, even Christians, make very bad choices and mistakes,” Linda Roland said, reading from […]




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Woman Encounters Suspect in Another Tosa Church Burglary

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



A volunteer working alone at Unity Church in Wauwatosa had a close encounter with a stranger who is now a suspect in a break-in there the same afternoon. Several aspects of the burglary Wednesday at Unity are similar to recent break-ins at other Tosa churches, including one on the July 4 weekend at Christ King […]




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Janitor accused of stabbing Chatham priest to decide on plea offer

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — Onetime church custodian Jose Feliciano is to decide this week on a plea offer in the killing of a priest in Chatham. Feliciano’s lead attorney, public defender Neill Hamilton, said in court last week he can likely say whether his client will accept the plea deal at a pretrial conference Wednesday. The […]




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Pastor of burned Baytown church: ‘God is in control’

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



BAYTOWN, Texas— The pastor and parishioners of a Baytown church are keeping a positive outlook after a fire, which investigators say may have been intentionally set, broke out at their church early Monday. "It really is painful, it hurts, but God saw us through before and he can see us through again," said Pastor Kevin […]




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Former priest accused of embezzling church funds

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



BONITA SPRINGS – Parishioners of St. Leo's Catholic Church in Bonita Springs are learning new details of the church's final financial reports. It shows that $1 million went unaccounted for, and many believe the man at the center of the scandal is the church's former leader, Father Stan Strycharz. In a letter, the Bishop of […]




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Slain Hammond priest laid to rest

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



HAMMOND, La. — From near and far, several hundred people gathered at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond, to honor Father Ed Everitt, the man who led the church for the past six years. "Father Ed encouraged others to get involved, to commit themselves in providing for the homeless and hungry," said Rev. Christopher Eggleton, […]




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