The lawyer of a volunteer at a Gothic cathedral in western France’s Nantes town said he confessed to setting the building on fire that severely damaged its 17th-century organ and blew out stained glass. The 39-year-old accused, an asylum seeker from Rwanda who has lived in France for several years,[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged citizens to join in a national day of prayer and meditation on Sunday. This comes as places of worship can now open under level three lockdown subject to strict restrictions. Ramaphosa says it is important for citizens to once again come together and pray for[…]
A gunman who opened fire in a Texas church, killing one person and leaving another in critical condition, died after parishioners at the Sunday morning service shot him in response, authorities said. The Fort Worth Fire Department said three people, including the person who they believed to be the shooter,[…]
Thirteen people were killed when part of a Pentecostal Church building collapsed on Thursday night in Dlangubo in KwaZulu-Natal, authorities have confirmed. This is thought to have been a result of perpetual rainfall in the northern part of the province, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert McKenzie said. Tragedy struck[…]
A Melbourne court has sentenced Cardinal George Pell, a former close ally of Pope Francis, to six years behind bars with a possibility of parole. Pell was found guilty of five counts of historic child sex crimes. As he delivered the hugely anticipated verdict, Chief Judge Peter Kidd said that[…]
The white man suspected of murdering nine black people during bible study at a South Carolina church was charged on Wednesday with federal hate crimes, adding to multiple state counts that raise the possibility of a death sentence. “The parishioners had Bibles. Dylann Roof had his .45 caliber Glock pistol[…]
The suspect in the mass shooting of nine church leaders at Bible study in one of America’s oldest black congregations has confessed to carrying out the attack, according to media reports. CNN is reporting that it has been told by two law enforcement officials that Dylann Roof has told authorities[…]
Police in Charleston, South Carolina, were searching for a white gunman on Thursday who killed nine people in a historic African-American church, in an attack that police and the city’s mayor described as a hate crime. The shooter, a 21-year-old white man with sandy blond hair, sat with churchgoers inside[…]
A white gunman killed nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, the city’s police chief said on Thursday, describing the attack as a “hate crime”. The suspect, who police described as a 21-year-old white man wearing a sweatshirt, jeans and boots, was still at large hours[…]
A pair of suicide bombers detonated themselves near two churches in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside – killing 15 people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly fractured country. In the tense aftermath of the blasts, an[…]
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