Tag Archives: Violence

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Romanian Church in Jerusalem Attacked

Police said unknown assailants on Monday threw stones, bottles and garbage at the door of a church in Jerusalem, in the third attack against Christian sites in Israel in recent weeks. Police spokesperson Luba Samri told AFP nobody was injured … Continue reading

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Orthodox Priests Fighting In Church of the Nativity – A Personal Reflection by a Catholic Priest

[For a background on brawl between the Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests, click here] Writes Msgr Charles Pope: One of the more surprising, and personally saddest things I have encountered in my trips to the Holy Land, is the encounter … Continue reading

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Muslim Extremists in Uganda Throw Acid on Bishop

This in via The Christian Post: Uganda – Islamic extremists threw acid on a church leader on Christmas Eve shortly after a seven-day revival at his church, leaving him with severe burns that have blinded one eye and threaten sight … Continue reading

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