Hamburg police are continuing an investigation to understand the motive behind the deadly shooting that killed seven people and seriously injured many others at Jehovah's Witnesses church.
According to initial reports, the parish priest in the southern city of Algeciras is among the injured and in serious condition.
The High Presidency Committee of Churches of the Palestinian Authority held the Israeli government responsible for the incident with its “racist-colonial” policies.
A Catholic church figure, who was imprisoned for sexual abuse and later acquitted, died of complications related to a hip surgery.
The Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the violent attacks in Mozambique's Nampula province, where at least six people were beheaded and an 83-year-old Italian nun was shot dead.
Public Relations Officer for Ondo Police, Funmilayo Odunlami, said the priest was detained and an investigation was launched into the incident after he allegedly abducted 77 people.
Public anger mounts in Nigeria as the Ondo state police is yet to trace church attackers that are said to be at least five in number.
Authorities in Nigeria have estimated that at least 50 people have been killed after attackers targeted the St. Francis Catholic Church in Ondo state.
Some prominent Ottoman-era travellers vividly captured vampire epidemics and witch fights in travelogues centuries before Western literature popularised them.
Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, head of the Bishops' Conference of France, said that secrets shared in the confessional are above the law.
The revision came after repeated complaints by victims of sexual abuse and it involves all of section six of the Church's Code of Canon Law, a seven-book code of about 1,750 articles.
Irish PM Micheal Martin says the country must "face up to the full truth of our past," as a long-awaited report recounted decades of harm done by church-run homes for unmarried women and their babies, where thousands of infants died.
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