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Italian Priest Kidnapped in Philippines

Plus: 'Virtual desecration' of a famous cathedral, an important IVF finding, another pastor mariticide, Paris Hilton (of course), and other stories from online sources around the world.

Today's Top Five

1. Anti-Christian terrorism strikes again in the Philippines
In Friday's Weblog, I wondered why the five-year anniversary of the botched rescue of American missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham has elicited several major media pieces. After all, the Burnhams' story made national news only a few times while it was going on, and the main development in the Philippines is that several of their captors have been killed. (For Charles Colson fans: Monday's BreakPoint broadcast responded to the Burnham-focused New Republic article.)

Well, this weekend sadly brought a new news hook, as Muslim kidnappers abducted Italian priest Giancarlo Bossi Sunday as he was on his way to celebrate Mass. While police say that a splinter group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front was behind the kidnapping, the MILF says it was Abu Sayyaf, the group that kidnapped the Burnhams.

2. Church of England says it may sue over video game's 'virtual desecration' The Playstation 3 game Resistance: Fall of ...

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