- Aug 12, 2020
A priest serving in Cameroon has been killed by military gunfire, amid a military and political conflict that has rocked the country in recent years.
A Jesuit priest from Kenya was reported killed in central South Sudan, according to local media.
An autopsy on a Coptic Orthodox monk who had until recently belonged to a monastery northwest of Cairo where the abbot was killed showed clear signs of poisoning, Egyptian security and medical officials said on Thursday.
Egypt’s Coptic church said Wednesday that prosecutors are investigating the death of a monk who had until recently served in a monastery northwest of Cairo where the abbot was killed in July.
Though civil authorities haven’t yet confirmed that the body found on Saturday belongs to the priest who went missing on Aug. 18, the Archdiocese of Morelia believes it has identified the body and declared his death to be an isolated case after the truck he was traveling in was stolen.
A priest who was gunned down at a supermarket on Aug. 19 in Nigeria is not thought to have been specifically targeted, according to the Archdiocese of Abuja.