Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Papal Envoy Killled

From CBS News | Papal Envoy Killing 'No Accident' | December 30, 2003 00:49:06:

"Gunmen killed the pope's ambassador in Burundi on Monday, firing on his car as he was returning from a funeral, and the country's president said the envoy was deliberately targeted.

Archbishop Michael Courtney was shot in the head, shoulder and a limb and died during surgery at Prince Louis Rwagasore Hospital, a hospital official said.

President Domitien Ndayizeye said the 58-year-old Courtney was deliberately targeted. 'It was not an accident; he was killed,' Ndayizeye told reporters. He and other officials, however, did not say what the motive for the killing might be. "