Tag: Spain

Spain: baby born in church after mother shot dead by stranger has died

| October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

MADRID — A Spanish hospital says a baby cut from his dead mother in a Madrid church after a random shooting has died. La Paz Hospital said Tuesday the infant boy died Monday afternoon. It would not disclose the cause of death, citing the family’s wishes. Rocio Pineiro, who was due to give birth in […]

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Doctors deliver baby boy after gunman shoots pregnant mother dead in church attack

| October 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

A gunman shot dead a pregnant woman in church before kneeling at the altar and turning the weapon on himself. Doctors are waiting to see if the woman's baby, delivered by paramedics on the church floor after she was killed, has suffered brain damage. Rocio Pineira, 36, had been days away from giving birth. The […]

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Codex Caper: Medieval Guidebook Stolen from a Spanish Church

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

It sounds like something out of an Agatha Christie novel, but the Case of the Codex Calixtinus is all too real. On Thursday, July 7, church authorities in the Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela publicly confirmed that the priceless 12th century manuscript had been stolen from a safe in the cathedral vault. According to […]

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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia church hit by ‘arson attack’

| April 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

More than 1,500 people were evacuated from one of Spain's most popular tourist attractions, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia basilica, after an apparent arson attack. Four people were treated for smoke inhalation after fire broke out in the sacristy of Antoni Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece. A "disturbed" man was arrested after a group of tourists raised the alarm. […]

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