Priest Shot Dead In Church In Turkey
Priest Shot Dead in Church in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey, FEB. 5, 2006 (Zenit.org).- An Italian priest was shot dead in his church in the Turkish Black Sea city of Trabzon.
CNN Turk television said police were looking for a 17-year-old seen fleeing from the Santa Maria Church, reported Reuters.
The state Anatolian news agency identified the murdered priest as Father Andrea Santaro, 60, reported to have been in Turkey for about five years.
Anatolian quoted Trabzon Governor Huseyin Yavuzdemir as saying: "We condemn this attack against a man of religion."