Tag: easter

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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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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Man steals thousands from Wyandotte church on Easter Sunday

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



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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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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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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Olanta congregation faces Easter with church in shambles

| April 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



OLANTA, SC — Vandals and thieves have “violated” Olanta’s True Faith Pentecostal Church, but fighting to keep them out is a “losing battle,” church deacon Charles Kettering said. If people had only stolen items from the building while it was dormant after a fire, that would be easier to accept, he said. “But to be […]




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Easter halted by church break-in

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



For the first time in 137 years, St. John's Lutheran Church in Natrona will not host an Easter Sunday service. A break-in and theft of copper during Holy Week left the church without heat and water, rendering it impossible for the church's small congregation to celebrate Christianity's most sacred day at their home church. Police […]




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Egypt tightens church security ahead of Easter

| April 2, 2010 | 1 Comment



Cairo: Egyptian authorities have tightened security outside churches, especially in Upper Egypt, ahead of the Coptic Easter celebrations on Sunday. The measure comes almost two months after an attack by three suspected Muslims against church-goers in the southern Egyptian town of Nagaa Hamadi, left six Coptic Christians and one Muslim guard dead. The suspects are […]




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