• Militants kill Christian in Egypt’s Sinai, second in a week

    Militants kill Christian in Egypt’s Sinai, second in a week

    • Feb 16, 2017

    A Coptic Christian teacher, Gamal Tawfiq, was gunned down by suspected Islamic militants in northern Sinai. This is the second killing of a Christian in less than a week and officials fear that the attacks might escalate. The Islamic State’s affiliate in Sinai is the prime suspect, according a security official.

  • Priest arrested in plot to poison head of Georgian church

    Priest arrested in plot to poison head of Georgian church

    • Feb 13, 2017

    Father Georgi Mamaladze, a high-profile priest in Georgia, was arrested at the Tbilisi airport on Friday with cyanide in his suitcase. Prosecutors believe he was plotting to poison a senior cleric, possibly Patriarch Ilia, head of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

  • Ex-priest arrested for sexual misconduct, held without bail

    Ex-priest arrested for sexual misconduct, held without bail

    • Feb 10, 2017

    A former Roman Catholic priest who was indicted in Maine on 29 counts of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s has been arrested in Boston. Police and U.S. Marshals took 74-year-old Ronald Paquin into custody on Wednesday near a hospital in the city’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood.