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- French ID second church attacker, warning 4 days earlier
PARIS (AP) — The second man who attacked a Normandy church during a morning Mass this week, slitting the throat of the elderly priest, is a 19-year-old Frenchman from eastern France, the prosecutor's office said Thursday. […]
- Iffy skies make pope take car, not copter to Poland shrine
CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) — Worry about bad weather prompted a last-minute change in Pope Francis' travel plans Thursday during his Polish pilgrimage, with the pontiff opting to take a car instead of a military helicopter to a shrine cherished by Poles as their spiritual capital. […]
- Second French church attacker formally identified: prosecutors
French investigators have formally identified the second jihadist who attacked a church and killed a priest, a young man who was known to authorities after having tried to travel to Syria, a source in the prosecutor's office said Thursday. The two jihadists pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, a video posted on the Islamic State group news agency Amaq showed Wednesday. The church attack was the third in two weeks in France and Germany in which jihadists have pledged allegiance to IS, increasing jitters in Europe over young, often unstable men being lured by jihadist propaganda and calls to carry out attacks in their home countries. […]
- Ukraine's president calls for recognition of splinter church
MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian president has called on an Orthodox Christian leader to recognize the independence of his country's splinter church. […]
- Second French church attacker was known to police: source
Police have identified the second assailant who attacked a church in northern France this week as a 19-year-old known to security services as suspected of having Islamist militant links, sources said on Thursday. Police identified the man as Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean from a town in eastern France on the border with Germany, a judicial source told Reuters. Security services had in June opened a special file on Petitjean for becoming radicalized, a police source said separately. […]
- With Auschwitz visit, pope faces complex Polish-Jewish story
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two Holocaust survivors took to a stage at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto this week to perform lively prewar tunes — the 91-year-old played drums and the 88-year-old was on accordion, keyboard and vocals. In the audience several elderly Christian Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust swayed and tapped their feet to songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish. […]
- 1 dead, 8 hurt as car plows into Los Angeles bible group
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A car has plowed into the front of a Los Angeles house where a group of 11 mostly elderly people were holding a bible study and prayer meeting, leaving one person dead and eight injured, authorities said. […]
- Australian police investigate Vatican treasurer over abuse allegations
By Jane Wardell and Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cardinal George Pell, the Australian-born Vatican treasurer, is being investigated in relation to multiple allegations of child abuse in his home country, Victoria state police said. Victoria state Police Commissioner Graham Ashton said on a Melbourne radio station program on Thursday that Victoria police had been investigating allegations against Pell for more than a year. "The investigation is ongoing," Ashton told Radio 3AW, confirming an Australian Broadcasting Television report on Wednesday that detailed allegations of abuse dating from the 1970s to the 1990s in interviews with alleged victims. […]
- Australia police investigate Pope aide over child abuse claims
Australian police said Thursday they are investigating child abuse complaints against Vatican finance chief George Pell, but had not yet decided whether to press charges. It follows explosive allegations against the cardinal aired by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday, which he strongly denied. "That's a matter that we investigated and still are investigating," Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said of the claims. […]
- Islamic state posts video of men it says were French church attackers
Islamic State's news agency on Wednesday posted a video of two men it said were those who attacked a church in France in which they pledged allegiance to the group's leader. The video was posted by Amaq news agency a day after two men burst into the Catholic church in Normandy during a service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat. The two men who identified themselves as Abu Omar and Abu Jalil el-Hanafy appeared in the one-minute video sitting on a staircase pledging loyalty to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Islamic State's leader. […]
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