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chaplain

Hospital care A member of the clergy who provides for the spiritual needs of Pts and families. See Prayer.
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During the early days after Swiss Air flight 111 crashed off the shores of Halifax in 1998, we police chaplains were tasked with care of many, including family members of those 229 killed in the crash.
Nevertheless, the trend is expanding, with police chaplains becoming more common and correctional officials increasingly open to evangelical Christian programs to keep convicts from committing new crimes after release.
Christian von Wernich is the only Catholic priest who has been sentenced for his role as a police chaplain during Argentina's civil conflict, but many other Catholic priests served in similar capacities in secret detention centers where civilians were tortured and murdered.
Before his role with the North East Ambulance Service he was a volunteer for the RNLI, the Duddon Inshore rescue lifeboat, and had just been made redundant from his role as police chaplain with Northumbria Police.
The observance concludes with the singing of "God Bless America," a minute of silence at the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center, the ringing of church bells, and a benediction by Bolton Police Chaplain Rev.
Tomorrow Reverend Dr Richard Cook, the Merseyside railway and British Transport Police chaplain, will hold a memorial service at James Street station.
Not if the stats I got at my last police chaplain training session on prescribed happy-pill use is any indication.
Zamudio, who is being tutored by a minister who was a former police chaplain.
Costwise, it's much less expensive for a church to train their own people," said Bob Petty, police chaplain with the Chesapeake, Va.
Sanchez was included in a solemn reading of the victims' names by Los Angeles police chaplain Steve Hillman.
The 56-year-old Indian-born imam is a mediator, former police chaplain and community activist who has made it his life work to counter the pernicious influences of extremism and alcoholism in youth.
To be effective, a police chaplain must understand this role, and, if you cannot fulfill the requirements of the job, you should step out of it.