Tag: pastoral security

Church scuffle involves pastors

| November 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Two pastors of opposing churches got into a knockdown, drag-out fight. News 13 has new information on a religious group with strong opinions who protested three churches. One of those protests got out of hand. The group is known as Watchman for Christ. News 13 learned that they targeted the three […]




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Multiple Death Threats Target Chabad Rabbi in Arad

| November 29, 2010 | 1 Comment



The family of Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to Arad Rabbi Yaakov Mendelzohn was targeted Saturday night by an unknown predator who mailed a death threat to their home for the third time in less than a month. The envelope, which bore a Tel Aviv-Yafo (Jaffa) postmark, was addressed to Mrs. Chanie Mendelzohn. The threat warned that on […]




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Mentally ill man faces charges after alleged attack on bishop

| October 27, 2010 | 0 Comments



A mentally ill man, accused of stabbing a Catholic bishop in the throat with a pen, gripped his head in his hands, seemingly in torment, as he was led into the courtroom in Kamloops Provincial Court on Monday. His mother wept as she sat in the front row of the public gallery. She was accompanied […]




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Crown says church attacker drank Bishop’s blood

| October 27, 2010 | 0 Comments



The mentally ill man accused of attacking and stabbing a Kamloops, B.C., Roman Catholic bishop may not be fit to even consult with his lawyer, Crown Cousel said Monday. Thirty-year-old John Bandura staggered with his hands clasped tightly around his head as he was led into a provincial courtroom this morning. He is charged with […]




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Bishop, priest injured in brutal attack at Kamloops church

| October 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Kamloops Roman Catholic bishop is in serious condition at Royal Inland Hospital following a brutal beating at a downtown church Oct. 22. Kamloops RCMP Sgt. Scott Wilson said Mounties were called to Sacred Heart Cathedral, at 255 Nicola St., just after 10 p.m. for a reported assault. Once on-scene, officers found two injured men […]




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Pastor Holds Congregation Members in Custody

| October 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



LADDONIA – A laddonia pastor is in police custody this morning after he held members of his congregation hostage last night. Komu has learned the pastor of laddonia christian church, finley price cornered victims in the church's annex building. Witnesses say finley was brandishing a firearm. A short time later a man was seriously injured… […]




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Pentecostal Church Stronger After Shooting, Pastor Says

| October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Pentecostal pastor says his Texas congregation has grown stronger since a church member's son walked into a youth service last month and shot the youth pastor in the face. "We did cry, we did weep, but our church is stronger," said Mauricio Elizondo, senior pastor of Walnut Park Asamblea de Dios church in Garland, […]




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Pastor Helps Shooting Victim, Stands Up to Gunmen

| October 7, 2010 | 0 Comments



The 80 year old pastor of the College Hill Presbyterian Church is being called a hero after he helped a young shooting victim earlier this week, by fending off his attackers. Reverend Harold Chapman says he was leaving the church on Hamilton Avenue Monday when a man ran up saying he had been shot. Rev. […]




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FBI still examining reported kidnapping of pastor

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments



FBI officials Tuesday announced that the investigation continues into the reported abduction of a Guymon, Okla., pastor, who was kidnapped while in Mexico last week. Refugio Villa, 45, the pastor at the First Hispanic Baptist Church in Guymon, showed up at a border checkpoint in New Mexico on Friday night, a little more than a […]




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FBI investigates reported kidnapping of pastor

| October 2, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Guymon, Okla., pastor, who was believed to have been kidnapped in Mexico earlier this week, was found unharmed at a border checkpoint. Clay Simmonds, an FBI special agent and spokesman, said officials found Refugio Villa, 45, Friday at the Columbus border crossing re-entry point in New Mexico. "He is back in the United States," […]




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6 convicted in Austria temple shooting

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



VIENNA (AP) – A court on Tuesday convicted six men for an attack at a temple in Vienna that killed a Sikh sect leader and wounded more than a dozen people. Worshippers used a frying pan and microphone stands to fend off assailants wielding knives and a handgun during the attack on May 24, 2009, […]




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Garland youth pastor recovering after being shot at church

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



It was one of those unimaginable scenes. Eddie Contreas was leading a youth group of about 35 Friday night when a man with a gun walked in screaming. The gunman's two-year-old twins were by his side. The man waved the gun and told them they were fakes. Contreas was shot in the face when he […]




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Garland church prays for wounded pastor

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



GARLAND — Forgiveness and moving forward — those were the messages at a Garland church Sunday morning after one of their own was shot at a youth meeting. The Walnut Park Casa de Mi Gloria congregation prayed for youth pastor Eddie Contreras. Church members told News 8 they forgive Josue Pablo, the suspect who allegedly […]




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Drunken pair attack priest in city church

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



Father Piotr Koczorowski feared the situation would escalate after he came across two men in the sanctuary of St Mary’s Church on Wednesday evening. He reacted instinctively when he was alerted by the alarm going off in the sanctuary, locking the door to keep them inside. But the men jumped on him and punched him […]




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Garland Youth Pastor Shot During Youth Group Meeting

| September 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



Police in the Dallas suburb of Garland are investigating the shooting of a youth pastor inside a church. The pastor was hospitalized with wounds that are not believed to be life-threatening. Witness told police that a man walked up to the pastor during a regular youth meeting at Walnut Park Asamblea De Dios church. The […]




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