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Priest's accused killer says bad homilies provoked crime

April 18, 2013

An Italian man who faces murder charges after beating a Catholic priest to death says that he was provoked by the priest’s bad sermons.

Antonio Incandela told police that he could not tolerate another homily by Father Michele Di Stefano, so he beat the elderly priest. He said that he did not intend to kill the priest, only to “teach him a lesson.”


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  • Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 - Apr. 18, 2013 5:48 PM ET USA

    If all Catholics acted that way, there'd be very few, if any, priests left.

  • Posted by: rpp - Apr. 18, 2013 5:19 PM ET USA

    If it were not for the fact that a priest was murdered, there are a number of humorous responses possible from this. But they all seem rather inappropriate. I will pray for the priest and his killer.