Manhunt on for gunman who killed 9 at South Carolina church prayer meeting | Fox News

A frantic manhunt was on in South Carolina, hours after a “horrible scoundrel” opened fire in a historic African-American church in downtown Charleston, killing nine, including a state senator who is a prominent pastor, during a regular prayer meeting.

Police immediately branded the shooting spree, which began just after 9 p.m. Wednesday, a hate crime, and released surveillance images of a white man fleeing the scene at 180-year-old Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church after the horrific incident, which left six women and three men dead.

“This is an unspeakable and unfathomable act by somebody filled with hate and a deranged mind,” Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley said in a Thursday morning press conference. He vowed that authorities were “committed to finding this horrible scoundrel.”

via Manhunt on for gunman who killed 9 at South Carolina church prayer meeting | Fox News.

Pls check out the surveillance  footage and photo of car.

A new church is consecrated in United Arab Emirates amid hope for peace, dialogue

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Jun 18, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The inauguration and blessing of a new parish in the capital of the United Arab Emirates last week was met with jubilation, as the church will be a boon to the thousands of migrant Catholics working and living on the outskirts of the city.

“We thank the rulers for providing an attractive environment where Christians feel accepted and are able to live their own identity and to practice their religious beliefs,” said Bishop Paul Hinder, Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia, at the June 11 consecration.

“The mission of the Church is to do everything possible to foster the human capital of the Christian faithful and to make them strong in the pursuit of truth and moral behaviour and thus able to better serve the country.”

St. Paul parish was consecrated by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican…

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McSally: Air war is too restrained to defeat ISIS

Rep. Martha McSally pressed the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey on whether the air war against the Islamic State is being hamstrung by concern about killing civilians.

“If we’re trying to avoid one civilian casualty in not hitting a legitimate target, we’re allowing the Islamic State to continue to commit atrocities and murder against the people on the ground,” McSally said during Wednesday’s House Armed Services Committee hearing.

via McSally: Air war is too restrained to defeat ISIS.