Spirituality

Archbishop wants to meet student who damaged church artifacts

Archbishop Jason Gordon wants to meet with the medical student who smashed the revered crucifix and statute of St Paul at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception during Palm Sunday mass.

And Monsignor Christian Pereira said he intends to speak to the student’s mother to “see how that could be facilitated.”

The student in question is not Catholic but Pereira said his mother told him that he had been having “visions and probably responded to what he saw as a vision to do this.”

Medical student destroys statues during church service

While the Palm Sunday celebrations were taking place at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Port-of-Spain yesterday, a medical student took out a pair of dumbbells and damaged the statue of St Paul and desecrated the crucifix that was supposed to be used on Good Friday.

Yesterday signalled the start of the Holy Week on the Christian calendar.

The Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday which commemorates Jesus Christ’s triumphant arrival in Jerusalem to the cheers of the crowd.

Abdullah stopped from entering Diplomatic Centre for meeting with PM

Head of the Islamic Front, Umar Abdullah was this afternoon barred from entering the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's.

Several Muslim leaders were invited by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for a meeting.

However, Abdullah says he saw that his name was highlighted in yellow on an attendance sheet.

He was then told without reason that he was not allowed in.

We will have more on this and the meeting later on.

Renowned evangelist Billy Graham has died

US evangelist Billy Graham - one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century - has died aged 99.

Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, preaching to audiences worldwide in large arenas, beginning in London in 1954.

Over 60 years, he is estimated to have personally preached to 210 million people.

Graham passed away at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, spokesman Jeremy Blume said.

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