Catholic bishop killed in southern Turkey

21:52, June 03, 2010      

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A Catholic bishop was stabbed to death in his summer mansion in southern Turkey on Thursday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

Luigi Padovese, the Pope's apostolic vicar in Anatolia, was stabbed in the garden of his house in Iskenderun town of the southern province of Hatay, said the report, adding that he lost his life en route to hospital.

Simon Carta, Italian consul in western province of Izmir, left for Iskenderun after learning about the killing, according to the report.

Source: Xinhua

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