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Faith under siege: fifth Catholic church vandalized in New Delhi over two months

Feb 3, 2015 - 02:01 am .- Unidentified persons broke into St. Alphonsa parish in the Indian capital New Delhi during the early hours of Monday morning, scattering reserved Hosts and desecrating the sanctuary.

Church bulldozing in China prompts religious freedom worries

May 6, 2014 - 01:57 pm .- Chinese authorities’ bulldozing of a large Protestant church shows the need for greater respect for religious freedom in the country, a U.S. congressman has said.

Small bomb explodes in emblematic Spanish basilica

Oct 3, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- A small bomb exploded on Oct. 2 in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, Spain. Police said no one was injured in the blast.

Pastor laments vandalism at Buenos Aires parish

Oct 3, 2013 - 12:56 am .- Father Francisco Baigorria, pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola parish in Buenos Aires, has expressed sadness and concern over the Sept. 25 desecration of his church, reportedly by students from a near-by high school.

Catholic churches set ablaze in Austria and France

Jan 4, 2013 - 02:08 pm .- Several Catholic churches in Europe were reportedly set on fire in the days before Christmas, raising concerns of vandalism motivated by an opposition to Christianity.

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