ANKARA, Turkey - A Roman Catholic bishop has been stabbed to death in southern Turkey, a government official said.Read the rest here.
Luigi Padovese, the pope's apostolic vicar in Anatolia, was attacked in his home in the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun.
Gov. Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz said police had detained a man suspected of carrying out the killing.
He said the suspect was the bishop's driver who had worked for him for the past four-and-a-half years. The arrested man was identified by police only as Murat A.
NTV television said the priest had died in a hospital.
There was no immediate word from the Vatican.
The killing is the latest in a string of attacks in recent years on Christians in Turkey, where Christians make up less than 1 percent of the 70 million population.