Posts Tagged ‘kidnap’

Vatican makes statement on Emanuela Orlandi kidnapping

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Claims of a stolen Vatican document about the 1983 Emanuela Orlandi kidnapping are “false and ridiculous,” Vatican spokesman Greg Burke says. Orlandi was the daughter of a Vatican employee. She was 15 when she vanished from the street in 1983. Her fate has been the subject of much speculation. In the latest round of speculation Read more

Undocumented migrants kidnapped at the US border

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The kidnapper sounded polite, even deferential, when she called on a Tuesday afternoon last May. Melida Lemus and Alfredo Godoy had left their clapboard house in Trenton, New Jersey, to pick up their two daughters from school. Godoy, who works in construction, was late to meet a client for whom he was building a home Read more

Kidnapping of Orthodox bishops alarms Rome

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The kidnapping of two Orthodox bishops in Syria has caused alarm in Rome, where it is feared that Syria will become the next Iraq — with Christians once again becoming the primary victims of chaos following the disintegration of a police state. A Vatican spokesman called the kidnappings “a dramatic confirmation of the tragic situation Read more

Anti-Christian discrimination rises around the world

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Discrimination, arrests, kidnapping and killing of Christians around the world have led National Catholic Reporter correspondent John Allen to suggest the next pope will be pressed to make defence of religious freedom his number one job. Allen offers these statistics on anti-Christian discrimination: + According to the Germany-based International Society for Human Rights, 80 per Read more