ICC: More troubling news out of Turkey
This latest attack targets a Slovenian friar and comes the same day the Vatican confirms Benedict XVIs visit to Turkey , scheduled for November.
Ankara (AsiaNews) With the battle cry we will kill you all a group of youths launched themselves in attack on a Franciscan friar in Izmir (the ancient Smyrna ). The attack took place within the confines of St. Helens parish.
Speaking with evident emotion, Msgr Luigi Padovese, Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia, says The boys grabbed him by the throat shouting we will kill you all. According to the bishop this latest aggression is fruit of rampant fanaticism. The attack took place within the monastic compound. The priest, who hails from Slovenia , is Martin Kmetec.
Msgr Padovese says that brother Kmetec reported the incident to local police but they took little heed of the attack.