"The driver, who was Muslim, had always seemed “devoted” to the bishop…"

Islamization Watch presents:

This is not yesterday’s news.. yet another Catholic priest killed in Turkey.

Bishop Luigi Padovese, Vicar Apostolic of Anatolia, had his throat cut by his driver and bodyguard in the garden of his summer house in a seaside town near Iskenderun, in the southern province of Hatay, news reports said. AFP

Turkey: “Insanity” defense of man accused in bishop’s murder questioned

It turns out we’re not the only ones noticing an interesting pattern here. “Mgr. Padovese’s driver charged with murder. Doubts about his ‘insanity’,” by Geries Othman for Asia News, via Jihad Watch

“The bishop treated him almost like a son,” he said. He said the driver, who was a Muslim, had always seemed “devoted” to the bishop…

All in one country! The guy who tried to assassinate the Pope years ago, which resulted in the Pope’s use of the shielded Popemobile, was Turkish.

This is just the latest stabbing, besides the Catholic clergy who have died from their attacks, there have been others as well. They keep saying the man’s motives were not political ~ and we don’t even know the man’s name!! And all this happens the day before the Bishop is about to travel to Cyprus to meet the Pope. If this is not disturbing!

ROME — A Roman Catholic bishop was stabbed to death in eastern Turkey on Thursday, a day before he had planned to travel to Cyprus for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI.

The bishop, Luigi Padovese, 62, the apostolic vicar of Anatolia, or the Vatican’s representative to eastern Turkey, was found dead outside his home in the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, officials said. The police arrested his driver, who officials said had psychological problems.

The officials said the killing was not believed to be politically or religiously motivated. (WTF?) It nevertheless raised tensions between the Vatican and Turkey ahead of the pope’s visit to Cyprus, where he was expected to discuss the challenges facing Christians as religious minorities in the Middle East.

“We have no reason to believe that the homicide had a political motivation, but an investigation will determine that,” Alessandro Azzoni, the second in command of Italy’s embassy to Turkey, said in a telephone interview. A Franciscan friar, Bishop Padovese had been outspoken about the challenges facing Christians in Turkey and had urged dialogue.

In Turkey, Christians represent less than 1 percent of the population of 70 million. In recent years, several priests have been attacked in Turkey; one was shot to death in 2006 amid widespread Muslim anger over the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the Vatican was “deeply saddened” by Bishop Padovese’s death. He said that the Vatican understood that the killing did not have a “political” motivation, but that the assailant was a man of Kurdish origin who had worked as a driver for the bishop and of late had shown signs of “unbalance” and “depression.”

“His motives weren’t political,” Father Lombardi told Italian national television. The Turkish Foreign Ministry released a statement expressing dismay at the death and calling Bishop Padovese “a friend of Turkey.”

The suspect’s full name and age were not immediately known, but Archbishop Antonio Lucibello, the Vatican’s nunzio, or ambassador to Turkey, said the man was called Murat and had confessed to the crime.

Reached at his office in Ankara, Archbishop Lucibello said that Bishop Padovese had been close with his driver. “The bishop treated him almost like a son,” he said. He said the driver, who was a Muslim, had always seemed “devoted” to the bishop, while the bishop had shown “great attention and preoccupation” to the man’s depression. Archbishop Lucibello described Bishop Padovese’s relationship with the driver as “the same relationship he had with everyone: he was a very sensitive man, very attentive, very kind.

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11 thoughts on “"The driver, who was Muslim, had always seemed “devoted” to the bishop…"”

  1. “The bishop treated him almost like a son,” he said. He said the driver, who was a Muslim, had always seemed “devoted” to the bishop…

    Its difficult if not impossible, to educate a person out of idiocy or stupidity.

  2. Given the current sex abuse scandal, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the Bishop has sexually abused his young driver.

    If he worked for the Bishop for a bit over 4 years, it’s quite possible that he was groomed and sexually abused by the Bishop for years.

    I feel no sorrow for the Bishop or for the Catholic church. I am hopeful that the young driver will have highly qualified legal representation. He is deserves only the best attorneys.

  3. shut your trap Frankie,
    I was sodomized by a Turkish Islam with a whiskey bottle.

    Get to buggery where you belong.

  4. I would like to add that the insanity plea will be upheld. I have also been before a Turkish court, where they sent the offender home and told me to get out of the court. I had almost died from the bashing I got. If people only knew what a tight, tight rope we are all on right now.

  5. Frank,
    Shut up moron. Listen to people who know what islam is – violence and hate against others. This miserable muslim murdered a man – and you have just called the victim a rapist when he is dead and cannot defend his name.
    That make you a miserable coward, a trait you share with muslim males.

  6. The German newspaper “Die Welt” reported online the man was screaming “Allahu Akbar” while killing with two fruit knives he was carrying:

    Beim ersten Messerstoß brach die Klinge. Der Mörder setzte seinem Opfer in den Garten nach und rief dabei „Allahu Akbar“, packte Padovese von hinten und schnitt ihm mit einem zweiten Obstmesser den Hals durch. Das Obduktionsergebnis bestätigte, dass der Bischof an einem Schnitt durch den Hals starb.

    Translation: During the first stab the blade broke. The murderer followed his victim into the garden yelling “Allahu Akhbar”, grabbed Padovese from behind and cut his throat. The post mortem confirmed Padovese had died from a cut through his throat.

    http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article7909574/Der-erschuetternde-Tod-des-Bischofs-Luigi-Padovese.html

    Perhaps we should add that the killer kept shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ also after his arrest and in court, which “Die Welt” takes as confirmation that he was indeed “psychologically disturbed”.

    Well, you don’t have to be a shrink to know what the effects of Mohammedanism are….

  7. * Well, you don’t have to be a shrink to know what the effects of Mohammedanism are….

    But they never connect the dots between shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ and the religion that is the underlying cause. Indeed, it is a hate crime to make the connection, and prosecution may follow.

  8. Putting Islam together with the Turks makes one hell of a caustic acid.

    Therese, if you are still Turkey, get out.

    Commenter Frank is one low life. He must be projecting.

  9. A GI stationed at Incirlik AFB, Turkey was gang raped by three Turkisch men.
    Do I need to say more Frank, I gues you are one of those people who have never lived in an Islam nation, but act like they know everythin about it.
    Look in Afghanistan how young boys are being used by the Taliban, yet they kill people for being gay. Their own double standard.

  10. Given the current sex abuse scandal, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the Bishop has sexually abused his young driver.

    If he worked for the Bishop for a bit over 4 years, it’s quite possible that he was groomed and sexually abused by the Bishop for years.

    I feel no sorrow for the Bishop or for the Catholic church. I am hopeful that the young driver will have highly qualified legal representation. He is deserves only the best attorneys.

    Frankie boy Go Screw your self if not find a goat
    D Crane

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