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« on: December 17, 2007, 08:37:22 PM »

Priest Stabbed in Turkey

Ankara, Turkey, December 16, 2007 (Zenit.org).- An Italian priest was stabbed in the stomach at the end of Mass, the latest victim of violence against Christians in Turkey.

A police spokesman told the Reuters news agency that Capuchin Father Adriano Franchini, the superior of the Custody of Turkey, was expected to survive. Three people were arrested as suspects.

The stabbing occurred in the Bayrakli parish church, in Izmir.

Today's incident is another in a growing number of attacks against the tiny Christian minority in Turkey. Another Italian priest, Father Andrea Santoro, was killed in Trabzon in February, 2006. In January, a Christian journalist, Hrant Dink, was killed in Instanbul. And in April, three Christians were killed at a Bible publishing house in Malatya.

Turkey wants to be a member of the European Union, but many Church and secular leaders are asking better protection of the Christian minority before the request is granted. Only 0.2% of the nation is not Muslim.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007, 09:19:27 PM »

Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007, 09:24:26 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007, 09:49:51 PM »

Lord have mercy on the Christians in Turkey!
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2007, 10:29:26 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007, 01:59:52 AM »

Lord have Mercy on all who have faith in you there in Turkey..
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2007, 02:46:19 AM »

Brother; Sad for that to happen ...some of those people if not all in Turkey are crazy  ...Some on asked me about going to Turkey ,I told him stick to the big citys there a little bit safer ,,out in the country it breeds fundimentalists....stashko.....<a href="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fwww.smileycentral.com%252F%253Fpartner%253DZSzeb008%255FZS%2526i%253D36%252F36%255F1%255F44%2526feat%253Dprof/page.html" target="_blank">SmileyCentral.com" border="0<img border="0" src="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fimgfarm%252Ecom%252Fimages%252Fnocache%252Ftr%252Ffw%252Fsmiley%252Fsocial%252Egif%253Fi%253D36%252F36_1_44/image.gif">[/url]
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2007, 12:10:08 AM »

Brother; Sad for that to happen ...some of those people if not all in Turkey are crazy  ...Some on asked me about going to Turkey ,I told him stick to the big citys there a little bit safer ,,out in the country it breeds fundimentalists....stashko.....<a href="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fwww.smileycentral.com%252F%253Fpartner%253DZSzeb008%255FZS%2526i%253D36%252F36%255F1%255F44%2526feat%253Dprof/page.html" target="_blank">SmileyCentral.com" border="0<img border="0" src="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fimgfarm%252Ecom%252Fimages%252Fnocache%252Ftr%252Ffw%252Fsmiley%252Fsocial%252Egif%253Fi%253D36%252F36_1_44/image.gif">[/url]

I was in Turkey in the summer of 2004 and traveled across western Turkey. I remember Izmir--such a lovely city! I would not travel to the eastern part without a protective detail and a special grace from God...
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2007, 12:51:38 AM »

yeap..out in Eastern Anatolia, nothing but Fundamentalist muslim Cobans (Jobans) Shepherds.
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