By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Parishioners at Nossa Senhora da Paz (Our Lady of Peace) Church in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, were startled by an armed gunman who fled into the Catholic Church on Sunday during mass, taking a hostage. The gunman, who had just robbed a pharmacy two blocks away and exchanged gunfire with police officers, stormed into the Church in the middle of afternoon mass.
According to one witness interviewed by . . .