Pic of the Day: Brave Priest

An Orthodox Priest tries to stop the violence as protests in Kiev, Ukraine, turn deadly. This is the stuff Priests are made of! Definitely my pic of the day! NY Daily News: The priests braved bullets and walked into no-man’s land between pro-European Union integration protesters and President Viktor Yanukovych’s riot police. ‘I’m here to placate the violence,’ an Orthodox priest…

Muslims in Zanzibar Throw Acid in the Face of a Priest

The BBC: A Roman Catholic priest in Zanzibar has received treatment in hospital after attackers threw acid at him on a street in the island’s capital, police say. Elderly priest Joseph Anselmo Mwagambwa was attacked as he was leaving an internet cafe in the island’s old town. It follows a similar attack on two young…

Egypt’s Cruellest Week

The police lieutenant put his boots up on the desk and casually reloaded his machine gun. “The problem is,” he said, nodding at a television that was live-broadcasting the siege of a nearby mosque, “these people are terrorists.” It was mid-afternoon last Saturday, and for nearly 24 hours, the lieutenant’s colleagues in the police and…

Violence Escalating Against Christian Churches in Egypt

CWN: Islamic zealots attacked 23 Christian churches in Cairo and surrounding regions on August 14, as violence spread after the Egyptian police cleared out camps of protesters supporting the ousted Morsi government. Father Rafic Greiche, a spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt, said that 7 Catholic churches had been attacked, as well as 15…

Israeli Shot and Killed Near Western Wall

Reuters has the breaking news: A security guard shot and  killed an Israeli man on Friday at one of Judaism’s holiest  sites in Jerusalem, the Western Wall, which was immediately shut  to visitors, police said. The guard opened fire after the man, in an adjacent  restroom, was heard shouting “Allahu Akbar,” Arabic for “God is  greatest”,…

Man Shot in the Head at Mass

In the Huffington Post: A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of walking into a Catholic church and shooting his father-in-law in the back of the head during Mass. Charles Richard Jennings Jr., 35, was captured Sunday afternoon in nearby Box Elder County after fleeing in a stolen pickup truck, investigators said. Witnesses say…

Anglican Row Turns Violent

The Herald Online reports on more trouble in Mugabeland: A Priest aligned to Bishop Chad Gandiya’s Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa was yesterday seriously injured after being struck with a brick by supporters of Archbishop Nolbert Kunonga during an eviction at the Tafara Anglican Church in Harare. The attack comes amid calls by…