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Italy terror sweep: Alleged Al Qaeda cell said to have targeted Vatican

Italian police said Friday they were conducting a major anti-terror raid aimed at 18 Al Qaeda-linked suspects who had planned an attack against the Vatican. The expansive raid, carried out in seven provinces, highlights the threat of “sleeper” militants who … Continue reading

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Suspected Al-Qaeda militants arrested in Italy for Vatican plot

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) – Italian police on Friday arrested 10 people and were looking for eight others suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who had plotted attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan and at … Continue reading

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French think suspect in thwarted church attack not alone

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor’s office says a formal terror investigation has been opened after the arrest this week of a computer science student who authorities say planned an attack on a church and is suspected in the shooting … Continue reading

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French probe deepens into failed church attack suspect

PARIS (Reuters) – French magistrates opened a formal investigation on Friday into a 24-year-old Algerian suspected of murdering a woman and planning a gun attack on churchgoers in a Paris suburb, a judicial source said. Under French law, such a … Continue reading

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San Francisco Catholics deeply divided over archbishop

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Many Roman Catholics in San Francisco are sparring over Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Cordileone is a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage in one of the country’s most gay-friendly cities. He has proposed that staff at archdiocese high … Continue reading

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Bin Laden allies suspected of Vatican plot arrested in Italy

Rome (AFP) – Italian police said Friday they had dismantled an Islamist network they have linked to Osama bin Laden, one of Pakistan’s deadliest attacks and, more loosely, a possible plot to bomb the Vatican. A total of 18 people … Continue reading

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Italian prosecutors say suspect al Qaeda targeting Vatican

ROME (Reuters) – People being investigated in a counter-terrorism investigation in Italy may have been planning an attack against the Vatican, one of the prosecutors leading the probe said on Friday. Cagliari Chief Prosecutor Mauro Mura told reporters that as … Continue reading

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Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

MILAN (AP) — The Vatican is downplaying the significance of an alleged planned attack against the Vatican, saying the threat dates from 2010 and therefore is not relevant or of particular concern today. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, … Continue reading

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Sex club seeks Nashville blessing by vowing to be a church

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville swingers club has undergone a conversion — it says it’s now a church — in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school. The story began last fall, … Continue reading

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1980s pop star named president of Catholic school in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A pop star from the 1980s and ’90s has been named president of an all-boys Catholic school in Honolulu. Glenn Medeiros will start his new job July 1, the St. Louis School board of trustees announced Wednesday. … Continue reading

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