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Africa Crime

Three Coptic monks murdered in their monastery in South Africa

Three Egyptian monks of the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of South Africa were brutally murdered on Tuesday in their monastery in Cullinan, a small town about 30 kilometres east of the capital, Pretoria. Source: OSV News.

Crime In The Dioceses

Deliberately lit fire damages parish building, destroys donations

A fire that caused extensive damage to the interior of an Adelaide parish building has left two local community groups wondering how they can continue to serve the disadvantaged. Source: The Southern Cross. 

Crime HIgher Education

Catholic liberal arts college plastered with Nazi graffiti

Australia’s only Catholic liberal arts tertiary institution, Campion College, was plastered with violent Nazi messages and swastikas over the summer break. Source: The Australian.

Crime Europe

Islamic State claims responsibility for Istanbul church attack

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on a Catholic church in Türkiye during Sunday Mass that left one man dead. Source: CNA.

Crime Europe

Man shot dead in Catholic church in Istanbul

Two masked assailants opened fire in a Catholic church in Istanbul during Mass yesterday morning, reportedly killing one person during the consecration. Source: CNA.

Crime Cybercrime

‘Very kind man’ scams $29,000 from Brisbane’s Catholic Women’s League

A simple slip-up in awareness resulted in Brisbane’s Catholic Women’s League being scammed out of $29,000. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Benedict XVI Crime

Suspect in theft of Benedict XVI’s pectoral cross arrested

Several months after the theft of a pectoral cross bequeathed by the late Pope Benedict XVI to a parish in his native Bavaria, police have apprehended the suspect in the Czech Republic. Source: CNA.

Crime Queensland

Unborn children killed in crimes to be recognised in ‘Sophie’s Law’

New laws that recognise unborn children who are killed as a result of criminal conduct have been passed in Queensland after close to a decade of campaigning. Source: The Courier-Mail.

Abuse crisis Crime

Convicted paedophile pleads guilty to another offence

One of Australia’s worst paedophile priests, Gerald Ridsdale, has pleaded guilty to another historical sexual crime after a 72nd victim came forward. Source: The Australian.