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Priest found battered to death

Hit with iron bar outside Calabria church

03 March, 16:36
Priest found battered to death (ANSA) - Cosenza, March 3 - A priest was found battered to death outside his parish church in Calabria Monday.

The murder weapon, an iron bar, was found under the body of Father Lazzaro Longobardi, 69, whose bishop said he was "afraid" because of demands for money.

The person who reportedly pressed the priest for cash is being questioned.

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