Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

Clifflife Church property ‘totally ransacked’ in late-night raid

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

The pastor of Clifflife Church in Whanganui has been left feeling frustrated after items were stolen and parts of the property “totally ransacked”. “I think we have a really good rapport and we are seen as a positive influence in the community, so it was completely out of the blue,” Jason Malcolm said. “We’ve got Read more

Fiji police ask Methodist Church’s help to fight crime

Monday, August 27th, 2018

The Fiji Police have asked the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma to help in the fight against crime. Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu made his appeal to delegates at the church’s annual conference in Suva on Friday. He asked for their support in regard to crimes against women and children and in the Read more

Waihi church burgled

Monday, February 12th, 2018

A Waihi priest is condemning thefts from St Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burglars took items, including a metal cross, two candles and two vases. “Some people have lost the sense of the sacred and what is appropriate … They’ve lost the sense of ‘me’ being part of something larger than themselves,” Father Aidan Mulholland says. Continue Read more

Faith based communities have a role to play in reducing crime and violence

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Addressing the causes of crime  and violence in the Great Suva area by could be assisted by the greater involvement of faith based communities. This was one of the solutions offered by participants in Fiji’s first ever discussion on crime and violence Members of faith-based organisations and NGOs gathered in Pacific Harbour in Serua On Read more

Pontifical council chief dropped from fraud probe

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The head of the Pontifical Council for the Family has been dropped from a criminal investigation into a real estate deal. An Italian judge ruled Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia was completely uninvolved in a scheme to buy a 14th-century castle and then re-sell it at a profit. The judge made the decision after a public prosecutor’s Read more

Hollywood-style funeral of mobster sparks outrage in Rome

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

The Hollywood-style funeral of a notorious mobster in Rome has seen anti-Mafia campaigners demanding to know why police and the Catholic Church allowed it. The funeral of Vittorio Casamonica, 65, on August 20 featured a gilded horse-drawn carriage, flower petals tossed from a helicopter and theme music from “The Godfather”. The coffin was draped with Read more

Abuse fiasco in Minneapolis sees two prelates resign

Friday, June 19th, 2015

An archbishop and an auxiliary bishop of the same US archdiocese have both resigned after the archdiocese became mired in sex abuse controversy. The resignations of Archbishop John Nienstedt, 68, and Bishop Lee Piché, 57, of St Paul-Minneapolis were announced by the Vatican on Monday. The move came 10 days after prosecutors brought criminal charges Read more

US archbishop unsure if he knew child abuse was a crime

Friday, June 13th, 2014

An American archbishop has testified that he is unsure whether he knew in the 1980s that sexual abuse of a child by a priest was a crime. But a statement from St Louis archdiocese has hit out at coverage of Archbishop Robert Carlson’s remarks, saying they were taken out of context. During a court deposition last Read more

After the California shooting

Friday, May 30th, 2014

On Friday night I felt like I was playing a part in a movie. I’d come to Santa Barbara six months ago from Wellington on a student exchange. I was really excited to become immersed in the Californian lifestyle. I wanted to go surfing, to drink Californian wine, and have fun at the “Number Two Read more

The fall of Rome

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The Leonardo Express rumbles from Rome’s airport right to the city centre. After 32 minutes, it arrives at its final destination, Termini, the city’s central station. An ad in a pedestrian tunnel at the station reads, “Roma Termini — a Place to Live.” Some have taken the message quite literally. It’s 11:10 p.m. Stranded people Read more