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 Dominion Christian Centre

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Wednesday October 14, 2009
Dominion Christian CentreOne Community ChurchRenato Brun Del Re:
Dominion Christian Centre / One Community Church The prosecution has decided not to pursue kidnapping and forcible confinement charges against a family doctor and his teacher wife who abducted their daughter three years ago because they believed she was being brainwashed by a religious cult.

At the centre of the bizarre kidnapping plot is a charismatic church leader known as Pastor Peter Rigo, who founded the evangelical Dominion Christian Centre Canada, now known as One Community Church, on Park Street North in Hamilton.

Thursday May 14, 2009
Dominion Christian Centre:
Dominion Christian Centre A law student who participated in a brazen daylight kidnapping was sentenced to 15 months house arrest yesterday after admitting to a bizarre plot to rescue a woman whose family feared she was being brainwashed by a religious cult.

The ‘rescue’ involved a member of the Dominion Christian Centre.

Wednesday February 18, 2009
Dominion Christian CentreRenato Brun Del Re:
Peter and Peggy Rigo An evangelical church that used donor money to pay for gym memberships, Gucci fashion accessories and trips to Hawaii and elsewhere for its directors has been stripped of its charitable licence by the federal government.

At least one family claims it is a cult and faces criminal charges for trying to remove their daughter.

Wednesday January 21, 2009
Dominion Christian CentreRenato Brun Del Re:
Dominion Christian Centre A doctor accused of kidnapping his daughter, whom he feared was being brainwashed by a religious cult, will go to trial in the fall.

Dr. Renato Brun Del Re, 54, a family physician, was charged with kidnapping and forcible confinement after his daughter was abducted on Dec. 21, 2005.

Friday October 17, 2008
Dominion Christian CentreRenato Brun Del Re:
Dominion Christian Centre Family physician Dr. Renato Brun Del Re, 54, was charged with kidnapping and forcible confinement after his daughter was abducted back on Dec. 21, 2005.

He and his family believe the daughter has been brainwashed by a religious cult.

Thursday September 18, 2008
Dominion Christian CentreRenato Brun Del Re:
Dominion Christian Centre A doctor accused of kidnapping his daughter in order to get her to leave a religious cult will have to wait another month before he learns his trial date.

Also accused in the case are the woman’s mother, 55-year-old Lucie Brun Del Re, a French teacher in Georgetown; her brother Giancarlo Brun Del Re; and family friends Alan Honner and Theresa Honner.

The church, Dominion Christian Centre, denies it is a cult…

Monday August 11, 2008
Dominion Christian CentreRenato Brun Del Re:
Dominion Christian Centre A Mississauga doctor accused, together with four other people, of kidnapping his daughter will appear in court next month to have a trial date set.

Dr. Renato Brun Del Re was charged with kidnapping and forcible confinement after his daughter was abducted Dec. 21, 2005.

His daughter is a member of the Dominion Christian Church in Hamilton. He alleges the church is a religious cult and that his daughter had been brainwashed.

Sunday July 27, 2008
Dominion Christian CentreRenato Brun Del Re:
Dominion Christian Centre A Mississauga doctor, his wife, son and two friends have been ordered to stand trial for kidnapping and forcible confinement.

The five are accused of attempting to forcibly deprogram the physician’s adult daughter, whom they feared was being brainwashed by a religious group operating in Hamilton’s North End.

Friday April 4, 2008
Dominion Christian CentreRenato Brun Del Re:
Five people are charged with kidnapping and forcible confinement after a religious-cult deprogrammer from Tennessee was hired to talk to Brun Del Re and try to convince her to leave the DCC.

Thursday September 20, 2007
Dominion Christian CentreRenato Brun Del Re:
A father who allegedly kidnapped his daughter to save her from a religiou cult is going on trial.

Monday October 30, 2006
Dominion Christian CentreRenato Brun Del Re:
A man charged with forcibly trying to “deprogram” his daughter from the effects of an alleged religious cult says he and his family are being sustained by their faith in God.

Sunday October 29, 2006
Dominion Christian CentreRenato Brun Del Re:
Canadian Television program W-FIVE investigates the Dominion Christian Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

Saturday October 28, 2006
Dominion Christian Centre:
A W-FIVE investigation delves into the world of a Hamilton-based church revealing how its psychological hold on members has literally torn families apart.

Dominion Christian Centre:
Family members fear the worst for their children who have joined a downtown Hamilton Christian group. But the group’s leader denies the Dominion Christian Centre on Park Street North is a cult.

Tuesday September 26, 2006
Dominion Christian CentreRenato Brun Del Re:
A well-respected Ontario couple — a family doctor and his teacher wife — are at the centre of bizarre kidnapping allegations in a case that could spark debate about whether parents are justified in breaking the law if they believe their child is in peril. Dr. Renato Brun Del Re, his wife, Lucie, their son and several friends will appear in court in Hamilton today on kidnapping charges for their desperate efforts to remove their daughter, who is now 23, from what they believe is a cult operating in downtown Hamilton.

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