Russian Orthodox Church's gay wedding:

  • Same-sex marriage chapel demolished | The Chapel of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God was apparently knocked down after local churchmen decided it had been defiled (The Daily Telegraph, London)

  • Russian church defrocks priest who married gays | Denis Gogolev and Mikhail Morozov have said they paid Father Vladimir Enert $490 to marry them last month in church—an act the Russian Orthodox Church branded blasphemous (Reuters)

Church shooting during communion:

Crime:

  • Church to negotiate in Colombia abduction | The move came a day after church officials held seven hours of talks with two imprisoned leaders of the National Liberation Army (Associated Press)

  • Priest charged with gun possession and harassment | A man arrested on charges that he made harassing telephone calls to a Catholic high school in Brooklyn turned out to be a Roman Catholic priest whose Queens apartment contained guns, pornographic magazines, Nazi memorabilia and thousands of dollars he said he stole from a church, law enforcement officials said yesterday (The New York Times)

  • Deacon convicted of having sex with girl | He met 13-year-old through Lakeport church (Concord Monitor, N.H.)

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