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Russian orthodox priest stabbed outside church

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/2/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10427059 Russian orthodox priest stabbed outside church 10:15AM Monday March 05, 2007 MOSCOW - A
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 4, 2007
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      Russian orthodox priest stabbed outside church
      10:15AM Monday March 05, 2007

      MOSCOW - A Russian Orthodox priest was stabbed in the neck outside
      his church in the city of Voronezh today, Itar-Tass news agency reported.

      The attack in the south-western Russian city follows two violent
      deaths of Russian priests in recent months, which local media
      ascribed to a decline in moral standards.

      The attacker stabbed Father Pyotr several times as he approached a
      church where he had been due to perform an evening service, Tass
      quoted local police as saying. The priest was taken to hospital in a
      serious condition.

      In January, thieves killed a priest on the eve of the Russian
      Orthodox Christmas and stole religious artworks. In December, a
      priest and his children were burnt alive in their home.

      - REUTERS
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