Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Priests Give Their Lives....Literally.

Sri Lanka::
* Catholic Priest killed in bomb blast, 28 rebels killed in battles in Sri Lanka's North
Sunday, April 20, 2008, 14:59 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 20, Colombo: A Roman Catholic priest and human rights activist was killed by a roadside bomb in Tamil Tiger controlled area and at least 28 LTTE cadres were killed in latest fighting in the northern region, defense sources said.

Vatican City, July 1 (AP): A Vatican-affiliated news agency says a Roman Catholic priest has been killed in Nepal in a suspected terrorist attack.

AsiaNews says the Reverend John Prakash died after armed men broke into his residence in the eastern city of Sirsiya and set off an explosive device. Prakash was 62.

Published Date: October 30, 2008
MOSCOW: Two Roman Catholic priests, one Russian and one from Ecuador, have been found dead in a Moscow apartment amid signs of an attack, investigators said yesterday. The bodies of the two Jesuits were found by police late on Tuesday in the apartment owned by their order in the upmarket Petrovka Street, the Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor-General's office said in a statement.

According to Indian Catholic News Service, he was attacked on August 24, 2008. During the attack, Father Bernard was brutally beaten and left in a field overnight. The next morning he was taken to a local hospital, then transferred to Kalinga Hospital in the state capital, Bhubaneswar. Soon he was taken to Mumbai for further treatment. He was recovering and released, but recently was admitted to a Chennai hospital. He was 47 years old. More details on the attack are at: http://www.indiancatholic.in/report.asp?nid=11630

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