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Greek Orthodox priest shot in France by unknown assailant

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Lyon attack: Orthodox priest seriously wounded in shooting

  • The Greek Orthodox priest was severely wound by an attacker at 4pm today
  • Gunman was described as 'male and in his forties' who 'fired his weapon twice'


The religion of peace hate strikes again..........
 
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The religion of peace hate strikes again..........
In fairness, it seems more likely now that this priest was shot because of a particularly nasty conflict within his parish.
 

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Lord have mercy on all who run quick to judgement. Keep us Lord from Pride and Hatred and pointing fingers of accusations. Please help us to look within our own hearts and seek your cleansing of our own temples. Lord may this reported conflict within our our own church be a lasting example to us of what unforgiveness and strife leads to. Please help me to forgive all my brothers and sisters Lord. I am weak and selfish Lord. Forgive me for my part in bitterness and strife on this earth. Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven Good Father. Amen.
 

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You were saying?
Apologies to all as I was too quick to judge and blame:confused:. I did wonder as a shotgun is not 'their' normal modus operandi.
Prayers go out to the Orthodox Priest and his Family.
 

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Lord have mercy on the priest and also the monk. May there be healing and forgiveness from both their hearts towards each other. May this love flow to the local
church and out from this very spot to all the world. Give us peace and love Lord.
 

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It sounds like neither political nor social influences played into this shooting — just bad blood.
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Now they've arrested another suspect: a Georgian national who accuses the priest of having an adulterous relationship with his wife.

Edifying.
 

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e.g. priests aren’t all as holy as they maybe ought to be?
 

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Pretty sure no one’s promoting that. Except possibly the suspect’s wife...
 

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Unfortunate story. Priests are people too. You would think being a priest he can hold himself better.
 

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It's messed up all around. Lord, have mercy.
 

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Pretty sure no one’s promoting that. Except possibly the suspect’s wife...
I'm sure she's sorry about things now, since her confessor lover got two shotgun blasts to the body. Hopefully none of the important parts were injured. She'll leave him for sure.
 

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Hopefully they’ll all repent and the former priest will recover. There’s not really a happily ever after there. Not in practical terms, anyway.
 

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Well, I haven't been on here in a long while so, to quote "The Arnold " "I'm b a c k!"
Anyways, a priest friend of mine said that the temptation to have relations with female confessors was extraordinary. Women who distressed, see a man (especially if he is very masculine) who is attentive and interested, as someone they could fall for. Add a man that is lonely, stressed, weak etc and its a receipe for...well...this kinda thing. My confessor has a camera in his office now. It protects him and the confessor he says.
 

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They don't do confession in the nave?

Also, welcome back!
 
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