Tag: pastoral security

Murdered priest – police praised for arrests

| December 9, 2009 | 0 Comments



The South African Council of Churches said it was pleased with the swift arrest on Wednesday of a group of youngsters accused of murdering Father Louis Blondel, a Roman Catholic priest in Diepsloot. He was murdered when a group of people broke through burglar bars and shot him dead. "We are overjoyed by the rapid […]




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Lakewood man, 39, pleads guilty to assaulting rabbi with baseball bat

| December 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



TOMS RIVER — A 39-year-old Lakewood man on Monday pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in a random baseball-bat attack on a rabbi that sparked widespread attention in Lakewood's Orthodox Jewish community. Lee Tucker Jr. of Ventura Drive admitted to Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson that he attacked Rabbi Mordechai Moskowitz with an aluminum baseball […]




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Accused in Catholic nun rape case arrested

| December 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (PTI) One of the accused in the alleged rape of a Catholic nun in Orissa's Kandhamal district in August 28 has been arrested from K Nuagaon area, a senior police officer said today. The accused, Gururam Patra, was arrested on Sunday, Orissa police Crime Branch officer Dilip Mohanty told PTI. He was […]




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French priest killed in South African shantytown

| December 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



JOHANNESBURG — A French priest who spent 40 years as a missionary in Africa was shot dead during a burglary at his residence in a shantytown outside Johannesburg, police and church officials said on Tuesday. Louis Blondel, 70, was killed Monday morning in his rectory. Four burglars, including three teenagers had broken in and shot […]




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DA criticizes OSBI over Carol Daniels inquiry

| December 5, 2009 | 0 Comments



ANADARKO — Concerns are mounting over the investigation into the death of pastor Carol Daniels. Caddo County District Attorney Bret Burns and Charles Etta Dunlap — the pastor’s mother — spoke publicly for the first time last week about the direction of the case. The overriding theme is one of deep concern. No arrest has […]




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Grand jury charges teen accused of killing nun

| December 4, 2009 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal grand jury has charged a teenager accused of killing a nun at her home on the Navajo reservation with first-degree murder. The U.S. attorney's office in Albuquerque said Thursday that 18-year-old Reehahlio Carroll also is charged with burglary and transporting a stolen vehicle in interstate commerce. Carroll is accused of […]




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What Kind of Person Murders a Nun in Her Convent?

| December 4, 2009 | 0 Comments



The first sign that something was amiss on the Navajo Indian reservation, located along the Arizona-New Mexico border, was when Sister Marguerite Bartz, 64, failed to show up for Mass on Sunday, November 1, 2009. Sister Marguerite’s body was discovered lying in a pool of blood when one of her colleagues went to her room […]




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Sunnyvale Deacon Beaten During Sunday Services

| December 1, 2009 | 0 Comments



Three robbers used a place of worship in Sunnyvale to commit a violent crime against a 77-year-old church deacon Sunday. Bill Hammett of Mesquite was ordained as a deacon 40 years ago. He says self-defense was not part of his training. "I'm not going to go down without a fight, Church is not a place […]




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Anadarko still dazed by pastor’s brutal slaying

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



ANADARKO — The silence grows louder in Anadarko. Three months have passed since the Rev. Carol Daniels, 61, was found dead, nude and mutilated behind the altar of her tiny Christ Holy Sanctified Church, yet state investigators have made no arrests. Nor have they held a news conference to update the public on the investigation […]




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Russian patriarch warns on attributing blame for priest’s murder

| November 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



The head of Russia's Orthodox Church warned on Friday against rushing to accuse "individuals or groups" of the murder of a priest in Moscow. Daniil Sysoyev, 34, was shot dead by a masked gunman in St. Thomas Church in southern Moscow on Thursday evening. Investigators said today their main theory is that religious hatred was […]




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Murdered Russian priest received death threats – paper

| November 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



A Russian Orthodox priest who carried out missionary work among immigrants from ex-Soviet republics received over a dozen death threats before his murder on Thursday, a Russian paper said. Daniil Sysoyev, 34, was shot dead by a masked gunman in St. Thomas Church in southern Moscow on Thursday evening. The killer entered the church, asked […]




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Russian Orthodox priest shot dead in Moscow church

| November 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



A masked gunman armed with a pistol has shot dead a Russian Orthodox priest in his Moscow church, police say. The gunman walked into St Thomas Church in southern Moscow, asked priest Daniil Sysoyev his name and then opened fire, investigators said. The church's choirmaster was also injured in the attack. A police spokesman said […]




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MILF rebels charged with priest’s kidnapping

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



MANILA : Three Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels and several individuals have been charged with the kidnapping of Irish Columban Father Michael Sinnott. Two of the men were named as Saidamen Montaner and James Palwa. "We have strong evidence against them and we have witnesses," Philippine National Police Director General Jesus Verzosa told "The […]




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Victim’s widow defends prosecution in church shooting

| November 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



EDWARDSVILLE – A former top prosecutor is offering his services free of charge to prosecute the accused killer of the Rev. Fred Winters, but the victim's widow is saying she would rather leave the matter to the current authorities. Don Weber, a former state's attorney and assistant state's attorney in Madison County, has written letters […]




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Death penalty ruled out in nuns murder

| November 13, 2009 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The man accused of murdering a Catholic nun at her convent on the Navajo reservation will not have to worry about the death penalty. Federal prosecutors said they cannot seek the ultimate punishment for Reehalio Carroll, 18. On Thursday Carroll made his first appearance before a federal judge who called him a […]




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