Stockholm, Sweden, Dec 15, 2017 / 10:01 am
Multiple attacks against the Jewish community in Sweden have sparked outcry from leaders who have spoken out against the violence. The Bishop of Stockholm sent a personal letter to an affected community expressing his solidarity with them.
"It's with deep sorrow that I have heard about the detestable attack on your parish. I just want to express my sympathy in this difficult situation. I pray that God will help and protect all of you," read the note sent by Cardinal Anders Arborelius to a Jewish community which was attacked recently.
Over the weekend, bottle bombs had been thrown at a chapel on the grounds of a Jewish cemetery in Malmo, the country's third largest city. This was the second time in recent years that the Jewish chapel had been attacked, following an arson attempt in 2009.
Additionally, a group of men attacked a synagogue in Gothenburg with firebombs last week. Three men were arrested on suspicion of attempted arson.