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Pope Benedict XVI greets Archbishop Charles J Brown, the new apostolic nuncio to Ireland, during the sign of peace at Mass marking the feast of the Epiphany in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6. The Pope ordained to the episcopate Archbishop Brown and Polish Archbishop Marek Solczynski, the new nuncio to Georgia and Armenia.
Teenager left for dead after sectarian attack
By Matthew Symington
A Catholic teenager was left for dead after he was beaten by sectarian thugs as he left a film set.
James Turley, 18, was working as an extra for a movie in Belfast when he was attacked and dumped semiconscious into a wheelie bin as he heard one of the attackers declare: “That’s enough. I think he’s dead.”
The teenager was confronted by a mob in the loyalist Village area of the city where a production team had just finished filming a scene for a movie, TheGoodMan, starring The Wire’sAidan Gillen.
Four other friends who were with him had also been taking part in the film.
A gang surrounded their car, pulling off a wing mirror and smashing a window. They then made a run for it, but James, a trainee chef from the Catholic Short Strand area on the far side of the city, was caught. At one stage he tried to hide in a nearby house, calling on the family: “Please help me. They’re going to kill me.”
James told the IrishNewsnewspaper he could hear one of the chasing gang shouting: “There’s a Taig in there.”
He added: “They all just came in and started beating me.”
He said. “They stamped on my head and everywhere. The woman (the householder) said: ‘Get him out of my garden’ and they dragged me out into the alley.
“They just started beating me again. They put me in a bin and were pushing me somewhere. I didn’t know where I was going ... when I got put in the bin I thought that was it.
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