WorthKillingForLuigi Padovese (March 31, 1947, Milan – June 3, 2010, Iskenderun) was the titular bishop of Monteverde and the vicar apostolic of Anatolia in Turkey.

Bishop Padovese was fatally stabbed in his summer residence in southern Turkey on June 3, 2010, and some reports claimed that he died en route to a hospital in the town of Iskenderun later that day. Witnesses claim that the perpetrator shouted the ‘Allahu Akbar’ (‘God is great’) during the assault and then severed his head.

The suspect, his driver, stated that he killed Padovese on a wahy (revelation), which identified him as Dajjal (the Antichrist) and recited the adhan (the Muslim call to prayer) loudly during his initial trial. Turkish police believe the murder was not politically motivated.

The Turkish police should entertain the possibility that the murder was religiously motivated.

Bishop Padovese fought his attacker vigorously, desperately trying to keep from having to spend eternity in the exquisite bliss of heaven.