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NIck Perry

NIck Perry is an author at Religion News Service.

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10 years after quake, Christ Church Cathedral finally rising

February 21, 2021

(RNS) — After years of debate over whether to restore the building or start from scratch, it’s being rebuilt to look much like the original that was finished in 1904.

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

August 27, 2020

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the first time the maximum available sentence has been imposed in the country.

Families confront New Zealand mosque shooter at sentencing

August 24, 2020

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Families and survivors had their first chance to confront the white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques as his four-day sentencing hearing began Monday.

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49—1 man charged

March 15, 2019

Forty-nine people were killed in an attack in two mosques in New Zealand. The man who claimed responsibility for the shooting said he came to New Zealand only to plan and train for the attack, according to police.

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