Tag: Germany

German police overwhelm church shooter

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

BERLIN — German police say a SWAT team overwhelmed an unidentified man who fired several shots inside a church. Police say officers stormed the church in the western city of Siegen on Sunday afternoon about six hours after the man had locked himself inside the building. A church employee was initially threatened by the man […]

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When Priests Steal: German Skims From Plate For 40 Years, Doesn’t Spend A Dime

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

WÜRZBURG – A bad case of “existential angst” is being cited as the driving force that led a German priest to squirrel away more than one million euros that he'd taken from his church’s collection plates and other donations over the course of 40 years. One curious aspect of the case is that there was […]

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