A group of unknown assailants set fire to the Church of the Transfiguration in Bogota, Colombia last Thursday, after the church’s pastor reported he received threats from Satanic groups.
Father Octavio Mora told reporters that in addition to the death threats, recently, the walls and doors of the church were spray painted with graffiti.
The attackers threw the wooden pews into a pile, tore down the PA system as well as the baptismal font, then set fire to the church before leaving.
According to Minuto30.com, parishioners “arrived for Mass at 7 a.m. to find the parish incinerated.”
Over 100 local residents marched in protest against the attack and demanded authorities arrest those responsible.