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Priest clubbed to death in church courtyard

Body found atop suspected murder weapon

03 March, 10:59
Priest clubbed to death in church courtyard (ANSA) - Cassano allo Ionio, March 3 - A priest in southern Italy was killed by a blow to the head in the courtyard of a church on Monday. Lazzaro Longobardi, 69, was found dead by a parishioner in the town of Cassano allo Ionio in the Calabria region. Police suspect he was killed hours earlier, possibly by someone close to him.

His body was found atop a bar believed to be the murder weapon.

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