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Missing priest is found dead in Mexico

Fr Joaquin Hernandez Sifuentes ‘looked for perfection in everything he did’, his diocese said A Mexican priest missing for more than a week has been found dead in northern Mexico, authorities have said. The Saltillo diocese in Coahuila state said in a statement that it was informed by authorities about the discovery of the body






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Archbishop laments Christian persecution, Colombia, murder, South America, Violence‘absolute disregard for life’ as man is shot dead during Mass

Colombian Archbishop Mejia was celebrating the Mass where the fatal shooting occurred A man has been killed as he attended a Mass in Colombia on Tuesday evening. The parishioner – Fernando Padilla, 35 – was shot by a gunman as he attended a packed Mass at Santa Cecilia church in the town of Cali. Padilla






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Father charged with drowning 4-year-old daughter in baptismal pool at St. John’s Catholic Church

Californian man has been accused of drowning his four-year-old daughter in the baptismal pool at Healdsburg’s St. John’s Catholic Church. Fourty-two-year-old Gerardo Mendoza Ordaz, of Healdsburg, CA, was found wandering behind the local police station on Sunday, November 20. He was naked crying out for help while carrying the lifeless body of his daughter. “We






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Third priest in a week found dead in Mexico

Fr Jose Alfredo Lopez Guillen is thought to be the 31st priest killed in the country since 2006 A missing Mexican priest was found shot dead off the side of a highway in western Mexico days after he was kidnapped from his parish residence, state prosecutors said on Sunday. He was the third Catholic priest






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Father kills 7-year-old daughter after Catholic mother renounced Islam

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An enraged man tracked down his 7-year-old daughter, Mary Shipstone, and shot her before turning the gun on himself. Mary’s parents, Lyndsey Shipstone and Yasser Alromisse, met in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, where she was a practicing Catholic until he convinced her to become a devout Muslim. They conceived a daughter, whom they named Yasmin Miriam in






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Pope prays for Spanish nun murdered in Haiti

Remembering religious women who too often are the targets of violence around the world, Pope Francis led prayers for a Spanish sister murdered on September 2 in Haiti. “At this moment, I would like to remember those who spend their time in the service of our brothers and sisters in difficult or risky environments. Let






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Murdered Nuns: Fellow Sisters and family ask court not to execute killer

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Despite murdering Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, family members and other Sisters continue to publicly oppose the execution of Rodney Earl Sanders. Forty-six-year-old Sanders admitted he was responsible for the murder of the nuns in their Mississippi home but refuses to tell authorities why. The Sisters were discovered stabbed to death Sanders was charged with






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Two nuns found murdered in Mississippi home

Two Catholic nuns have been found dead in their home after they didn’t show up for their work. The pair worked as nurse practitioners out of state. Police are investigating the deaths of two Catholic nuns after they missed work. The pair were found together in a Mississippi home where they lived. Both worked as






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