Catholic Priest Assaulted In Turkey


17.12.2007 14:31 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ A Catholic priest of de Saint Antuan church was
stabbed in Turkey on Sunday, police said.

Father Adriano Francini was stabbed in the stomach in the attack in
the Saint Antoine Church in the western city of Izmir, but his life
is not in danger, a police official, requesting anonymity, said.

The 19-year-old assailant, identified only by his initials R.B.,
was caught shortly afterwards with the knife he used in the attack.

Last year, Turkish ultranationalists killed Catholic priest Andrea
Santoro in Trabzon.

In April 2007, in Malatia, ultra-right organization members raided
into a Christian publishing house, killing 3 people, including a
German citizen. The prosecutor’s office demands life sentence to
three culprits accused of the crime, NTV reports.

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