Santiago, Chile, Aug 2, 2004 / 22:00 pm
A group of Satanists vandalized the Cathedral of Linares in Chile this weekend, drawing satanic symbols on the walls and pouring red paint over the main altar, according to police in this city located 170 miles south of Santiago.
The unknown group painted inverted crosses and wrote the number six in three different areas of the Cathedral walls.
The vandalism took place eight days after the murder of an Italian priest, Father Faustino Gazziero, who was decapitated by a follower of satanic cults at the conclusion of Mass in the Cathedral of Santiago.
The priest’s killer, Rodrigo Orias, attempted to kill himself but later recovered from his self-inflicted injuries. During his arraignment he confessed to having satanic inclinations, according to police and church reports.