June 3rd, 2010
12:52 PM ET

Catholic bishop stabbed to death in Turkey

Luigi Padovese was killed Thursday in Iskenderun, Turkey.

A Catholic bishop has been stabbed to death in southern Turkey, the Vatican Embassy in Ankara confirmed on Thursday.

The victim was identified by the Vatican as Luigi Padovese, the apostolic vicar of Anatolia and president of the Turkey Bishops Conference. He was assaulted on Thursday in his house in Iskenderun, located in Hatay province, the Vatican said.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. wawiiatan

    The whole story ... the bishop was stabbed in his house ... he ran outside where he was BEHEADED! Why not tell the whole story?

    June 13, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  2. Anne

    Are Muslims really tolerant of other religions? I think NOT. Perhaps it is time for Muslims to stop the hypocrisy.

    June 6, 2010 at 4:52 am |
  3. Gary

    More people are killed in the name of religion than anything else. History is littered with RELIGIOUS wars ,killings and horrific acts. The one thing religion and all religious people have not accomplished or contributed to over time is peace.

    June 4, 2010 at 7:59 am |
    • Reality

      The top ten body/atrocity/kill count:

      Rank Death Toll Cause Centuries
      1 55 million Second World War 20C
      2 40 million Mao Zedong (mostly famine) 20C
      3 40 million Mongol Conquests 13C
      4 36 million An Lushan Revolt 8C
      5 25 million Fall of the Ming Dynasty 17C
      6 20 million Taiping Rebellion 19C
      7 20 million Annihilation of the South and North American Indians 15C-19C
      8 20 million Iosif Stalin 20C
      9 19 million Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C
      10 18 million Atlantic Slave Trade 15C-19C

      June 4, 2010 at 10:23 am |
    • Paul

      Yes blame religion...wait if you read the texts and didn 't listen to some foolish interepretation you wouldn't blame religion you would blame the men who would rather some one else read the texts so they don't have to think. I am tired of the unthinking blame relgion game people play in truth more people died for lack of morals than religion. Do the math...oh wait more christians were killed for being christians then any one group in the 20th century... Do the math. War...war is not religion for instance the 100 year war...power use of rulers of various states to gain power using religion as an excuse. Civil War in England.. use of religion as an excuse to break the power of the King. Catholic v Prot...use of religion as an excuse to enslave another group of people...it is not about religion it is about people wanting power (Wasabi Muslim Preachers) (Prot England) (Prot Germans breaking the power of the Church) whoops did I give the llies away?

      June 5, 2010 at 9:17 pm |
  4. Reality

    Do we again see the koran's demand that Muslim males dominate the world by any means i.e. no male Muslim can be trusted anywhere at any time??

    June 3, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
    • truthywood

      Yesterday, one whilte man killed 12 people in Britain. Lets stop trusting white men.

      June 4, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
    • Reality

      The difference is the bloody koran!!!

      June 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm |
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