Tag: pastoral security

$1M bond set for suspect in slaying of Phoenix priest

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments



PHOENIX (CBS5) – Bond was set at $1 million for a 54-year-old ex-convict arrested in the shooting death of a 28-year-old Phoenix priest. Phoenix police confirmed Gary Moran, a homeless man with an extensive criminal record, was arrested Sunday night and jailed on suspicion of shooting the Rev. Kenneth Walker multiple times at Mother of […]




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Phoenix police confirm arrest in priest murder

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments



Phoenix police confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Father Kenneth Walker, a Phoenix police spokesman said Monday morning via social media. Investigators arrested a 54-year-old man with a history of aggravated assault and misconduct involving weapons on suspicion of killing the 28-year-old priest found dead in a rectory near downtown Phoenix […]




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Phoenix Police release suspect description in priest attack

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments



PHOENIX (KSAZ) – Phoenix Police are still investigating the murder of one priest and the assault on another. 56 year-old Father Joseph Terra made a 9-1-1 call Wednesday night after he was brutally attacked at the rectory at the Mother of Mercy Mission. "My assistant chased him, he's ben beaten, right now he's beaten," said […]




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After Phoenix attack, priests to focus on forgiveness

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments



Today and Sunday, some of the Valley's Catholics will file into pews, seeking the kind of comfort they can only find in community. Across the city, priests who would normally compose homilies about Father's Day and the mystery of faith celebrated on Trinity Sunday will instead talk about the shooting death of one priest and […]




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Phoenix mayor: Priest’s killing ‘strikes at our core’

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments



PHOENIX (CBS5) –  The Rev. Kenneth Walker was a simple man, but one who served his Catholic parish in downtown Phoenix faithfully in the two years since he was ordained. But his service to the congregations of Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church was cut short when he was gunned down in the church during […]




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Phoenix priest killed, another wounded in attack

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments



A 28-year-old priest was shot and killed and another wounded at a Catholic church Wednesday night near the state Capitol, a Phoenix police spokesman said. Police were responding to a burglary call shortly after 9 p.m. near 16th Avenue and Monroe Street at the Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy) Mission, Sgt. Steve Martos said. The […]




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After nun’s death, MCA seeks security boost at Seremban church

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments



KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — MCA is urging authorities to improve security outside the Seremban church where a nun suffered an eventually-fatal beating during a robbery last week, saying that the incident was not isolated. Citing reports of other incidents of snatch theft in the vicinity, MCA Syariah Law and Policy Implementation Special Task Force […]




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Attacker caught on camera at church

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments



SEREMBAN: The CCTV at the Church of Visitation here has captured some footage of a man who is believed to have assaulted two Catholic nuns at the entrance to the premises. “Based on our CCTV recordings, a passing motorcyclist made a U-turn at about 6.05am and rode into Gate 2, a minute after the sisters […]




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Church rape suspect agrees to plea deal

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments



TAMPA (FOX 13) – The defendant started off the day in a dark suit, ready for trial. But after wrestling back and forth with his attorneys, Demetrius Morris changed into an orange jail jumpsuit and took a plea deal. The 28-year-old pleaded guilty to raping a 70-year-old Tampa pastor in October of 2012. Hillsborough assistant […]




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Eureka priest killed; suspect arrested

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments



EUREKA — Gary Lee Bullock, the wanted suspect in the recent killing of Father Eric Freed, was found in a Briceland area house today and is currently being held by Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies in the greater Garberville area, according to Chief Andrew Mills of the Eureka Police Department. Sgt. Bill Nova of the EPD […]




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Lake Charles pastor shot to death during church service

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – A pastor was shot and killed during a church service on Friday night in Calcasieu Parish. According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers, it happened around 8:20 p.m. at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center at 307 Deshotel Lane in Lake Charles. Myers said Pastor Ronald J. Harris […]




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Man charged with threatening Fargo synagogue

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



FARGO – A man is facing federal civil rights and threats charges after officials at the Department of Justice said he called the synagogue here and left a message suggesting he was affiliated with Hamas and claiming Islamic Jihad against the head of the synagogue. Dominique Jason Flanigan, 41, of Fargo, also known as Kadafi […]




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Assaulted in his church – but vicar will not give up

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



A vicar has vowed to continue his work with alcoholics and homeless people despite being assaulted in his Lincoln church. Reverend Jeremy Cullimore, of St Mary le Wigford Church near the city’s train station, claims he is attacked by addicts about once every three months. But the philanthropist says he is committed to running BeAttitude, […]




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Senior rabbi attacked during holiday altercation

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) –A senior Australian Orthodox rabbi had his glasses ripped from his face during an altercation inside Chabad’s main synagogue in Melbourne. Rabbi Zvi Telsner, the spiritual leader of the Yeshivah Center, which houses the city’s Chabad headquarters, offered festive greetings to Chaim Waks at the end of the Shavuot holiday service on […]




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Local pastor killed in Florida beating

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News pastor was murdered during a mission trip to Florida. Police say Apostle John Henry Bowser was beat to death with a hammer Tuesday morning. Officials arrested Terrence Wright, 24, of Atlantic Beach, Fla., after he drove the victim's car to a police station and confessed to the […]




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