Tag: pastoral security

Polish priest murdered in Tunisia by extremists

| February 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Catholic priest from Poland, Rev. Marek Marius Rybynski, was found dead in Tunis at the Our Lady of Manouba School where he worked. According to local reports, the priest of the Salesian order was the apparent victim of murder. He was found with his throat slit in a storage closet on February 18 following […]




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Pastor in India Traumatized after Attack

| February 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



NEW DELHI – A pastor in India’s Rajasthan state who was stripped, beaten and wounded by Hindu extremists earlier this month is still traumatized, while police have yet to investigate due to family fears of further violence, security and hospital officials said. Pastor Hari Shankar Ninama, 65, was praying in a home in Ambarunda, Peepal […]




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Priest gets punched by holy terror

| February 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



A crazed man stormed into a Midtown church yesterday and assaulted a priest and two employees who tried to calm him down, police sources said. Brenden Valles, 22, was yelling and interrupting people praying inside Holy Innocents Church on West 37th Street near Broadway at around 4 p.m. when an employee, Maria Rivera, told him […]




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Tape: Chatham priest was stabbed as he begged for life

| February 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



Even when the Rev. Edward Hinds begged for his life, custodian Jose Feliciano said he kept stabbing the Chatham church pastor because he feared no one would believe his story that the priest forced him into a sexual relationship, according to Feliciano’s taped confession. Superior Court Judge Thomas V. Manahan on Thursday finished hearing a […]




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Defense argues investigator tricked janitor into confessing he killed Chatham priest

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — A defense attorney tried to prove today that an investigator tricked Jose Feliciano into believing he would get favorable treatment if he told the truth about the death of the Rev. Edward Hinds. Feliciano, 65, of Easton, Pa., the former custodian at St. Patrick Church in Chatham, is accused of murder in […]




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Janitor accused of killing Chatham priest details alleged 4-year sexual relationship

| February 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — Jose Feliciano told an investigator he turned away from the Rev. Edward Hinds after the priest threatened to fire him for ending their alleged affair. According to an interview transcript, the former church custodian said Hinds grabbed him and Feliciano reached for a knife in the scuffle that followed. Then, Feliciano said, he […]




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Janitor accused of killing Chatham priest confessed to crime 2 days later, transcript shows

| February 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — In an interview with an investigator two days after the Rev. Edward Hinds was stabbed to death, his accused assailant, Jose Feliciano, detailed his account of his relationship with the Chatham priest and told police he wound up killing him, according to a transcript. Feliciano said Hinds had initiated a sexual relationship with […]




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Prosecutors may use slain Chatham priest’s cell phone as evidence in case

| February 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — The prosecution may introduce evidence linking the use of a slain Chatham priest’s cell phone to his alleged assailant, a Superior Court judge ruled today. Judge Thomas Manahan, sitting in Morristown, also ruled that the prosecution may use evidence about accused murderer Jose Feliciano’s prior criminal record, on the condition that the […]




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Interim priest assaulted in Des Moines church

| February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Johnston teenager is in custody today, accused of attacking the interim priest of an Episcopal church. Dakota Lee Parker, 18, is being held in the Polk County Jail on $25,000 bond. He is charged with first-degree burglary involving intentional bodily injury. He is accused of attacking the Rev. Benjamin Webb, 56, of Cedar Falls. […]




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Fletcher pastor, parishioners talk about Sunday fight

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



A large brawl broken up by about 30 police officers at a Fletcher church Sunday stemmed from an attempt to get rid of the current pastor, church members said today. Officers from five agencies in Henderson and Buncombe counties responded just after noon to Greater New Zion Baptist Church on Asheville Highway after a sheriff's […]




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Pastor Says Naked Woman Harassed Him

| February 1, 2011 | 1 Comment



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A church pastor called police Saturday about a woman harassing him in the parking lot of the Evangelical Christian Academy in Colorado Springs. The pastor told police that a woman was pounding on his vehicle and trying to take his cell phone. While officers were driving to the church on North […]




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Altercation at North Carolina church prompts police response

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



FLETCHER, N.C. — A morning of worship at a church in Henderson County turned violent Sunday when a series of fights broke out after a late-morning service. About 30 law-enforcement officers from five agencies in Henderson and Buncombe counties responded just after noon to Greater New Zion Baptist Church on U.S. Highway 25, after a […]




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Case opened into kidnapping of Buryatia Evangelical Church pastor

| January 18, 2011 | 0 Comments



Chita, January 18, Interfax – The Interior Ministry of Russia's Republic of Buryatia has opened a criminal case into the abduction of Resurrection Evangelical Church pastor Yevgeny Medvedev in Ulan-Ude. "The pastor sustained minor injuries. A wound on his neck was stitched up. Experts are now working with him," ministry spokeswoman Lidia Tsybikova told Interfax. […]




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Pastor attacked, robbed at Seminole County church

| January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



The pastor of a church in the north Seminole County community of Midway was kicked and beaten early Tuesday by two robbers who confronted him when he left his church, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said today. The Rev. Leonard Lee Wilson, 47, of Sanford, suffered injuries to his head and face and was treated […]




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Pastor Assaulted Trying To Protect Church

| January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) — Montgomery County Police are on the lookout for the man responsible for a brutal assault on a pastor inside a Silver Spring church. The burglar stole some material items, and the sense of security of the two congregations that share the facility. Blood is splattered on the front steps of […]




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