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Family of murdered priest Anthony Idris Jata’u released by kidnappers

The family of Father Anthony Idris Jata’u, who were kidnapped in an incident in which he was killed, have been released, Sokoto diocese annouced.

07 March 2019

Archbishop of Dublin welcomes police recovery of The Crusader’s skull

Irish police have recovered the mummified head of The Crusader, which had been stolen from the crypt of a Dublin church last month.

07 March 2019

Anglican and Roman Catholic Archbishops of Dublin appeal for return of The Crusader’s head

The Anglican and Roman Catholic Archbishops of Dublin have made a joint appeal for the return of human remains stolen from a Church.

28 February 2019

Archbishop decries desecration as vandals steal mummified head from Dublin church’s crypt

Thieves have stolen the head from an 800-year-old mummified body, known as “The Crusader” from the crypt of a church in Dublin.

25 February 2019

Kidnappers murder Nigerian priest and demand ransom for release of his family

Reports from Nigeria say that a priest from the Diocese of Sokoto has been murdered by kidnappers who are continuing to hold his family.

13 February 2019

Lessons for online donation services after fraudsters hit Diocese of Qu’Appelle’s website

The Diocese of Qu’Appelle’s Finance Officer warns church bodies with an online donation facility to make sure it’s protected from fraud.

12 February 2019

London churches stage “serious violence summit” as youth crime soars

The two Anglican dioceses serving Britain’s capital are to hold a joint “serious violence summit” in response to growing knife crime epidemic.

07 November 2018

Bishops speak out on resumption of death penalty for drugs offenders in Sri Lanka

The bishops of the Church of Ceylon have spoken out after reports that Sri Lanka’s government is set to reinstate the death penalty.

18 July 2018

Malaysia’s churches call for urgent action in missing people cases

The Council of Churches of Malaysia has stepped up its campaign for the release of Pastor Raymond Koh and others who have disappeared.

08 June 2018

Police conclude investigation into “payments to Daesh” for release of sex-slaves

The former Vicar of Baghdad, Canon Andrew White, has said that he faces no charges following allegations that he paid a ransom to Daesh.

07 June 2018