Sad news: Murder-suicide among Transylvania Unitarians

The Rev. Harold Babcock spoke at the opening of Sunday morning’s plenary session to announce the tragic news of the murder of two children and the suicide of a Unitarian minister in Transylvania. He did not provide names of the victims, the minister, or the community. Babcock invited people who wished to gather in response to this news in Room 102D.

Update: The Rev. Eric Cherry provides more information in a statement of condolences he released Sunday afternoon.

  • Sarah Gibb Millspaugh

    Chris, if you hear any more that’s publishable, please share it – those of us with partner congregations in Transylvania will want to reach out to them.

  • juliesjames

    Blessings to their families and their community. How horribly sad.

  • Scott Prinster

    The young minister was one of my students when I taught English in Transylvania — what a terrible loss, and how awful that his life seemed so hopeless that he ended it this way.

  • Lujza Nehrebeczky

    Scott, thank you so much for your message. I'm a Hungarian national and a member of the UU church in Lexington, KY. Our partner church is in Nyomát, and I helped prepare our pilgrimage group by teaching them Hungarian. I have translated the Transylvanian church's press release and the Bishop's pastoral letter into English. They are both posted under….

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  • Chris Walton

    Sarah, the Rev. Eric Cherry provides more information in his statement of condolences on behalf of the UUA:


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