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Assumption parish in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 19, 2020.

Latin American bishops express solidarity with Chile after church burnings

Following recent attacks on three churches in Chile, the bishops of Paraguay, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina expressed their closeness... Read more

Church fires in Santiago, Chile Oct. 18.

In Chile, archbishop condemns arson attacks that destroyed Catholic churches

The Archbishop of Santiago de Chile condemned arson attacks that destroyed two Chilean churches Sunday, and called on Catholics to... Read more

Arson at Incarnation Catholic Parish.

Florida man charged with arson at Florida Catholic church

When sheriff’s deputies set out to arrest the Florida man who is believed to have set fire to a Catholic... Read more

The Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Newark, Delaware, after an Aug. 25 arson attack.

Catholic students offer support after arson at University of Delaware Jewish center

The Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Newark, Delaware was damaged by arson in the late evening hours of Aug.... Read more

A priest and a nun pray next to the image of "Christ's Blood" after a fire burnt it at the Cathedral in Managua on July 31, 2020.

Nicaragua Catholic cathedral attacked with firebomb

An unidentified man threw a firebomb into a chapel of Managua’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, severely damaging... Read more

Queen of Peace Catholic Church after a fire July 11.

Florida Catholic church rebuilding after arson attack

The Catholic community at Queen of Peace Parish in Ocala, Florida is rebuilding after the church was set on fire... Read more

Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes in western France.

Nantes cathedral fire: Altar server charged with arson

A church volunteer has admitted to starting the fire at Nantes Cathedral and was charged with arson on Saturday.  Read more

A man sets fire to a crucifix outside a church in St. Lucia.

Arson at Caribbean church sparks tension between Catholic and Rastafarian leaders

A man on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia attempted on Sunday to set fire to a crucifix outside a... Read more

Queen of Peace Catholic Church after a fire July 11.

Arrest made in Florida Catholic church burning

A Florida man has been arrested after he reportedly admitted to crashing a minivan into a Catholic Church and then... Read more

Queen of Peace Catholic Church after a fire July 11.

Florida man lights Catholic Church on fire with parishioners inside

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reported July 11 that deputies were called at about 7:30 am to Queen of Peace... Read more

First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs.

Church fighting Mississippi coronavirus restriction was burned down

Authorities are investigating the burning of a Mississippi church as a potential arson. The fire comes less than a month... Read more

The site of Most Blessed Sacrament parish in Franklin Lakes, NJ, after an arson burned the church Dec 11, 2019.

Suspect arrested after arson destroys NJ church

A suspect is in custody after an early-morning arson destroyed a Catholic parish in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.  Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral in El Paso.

FBI: Three El Paso Catholic Churches were targeted by arson

Three Catholic Churches in El Paso were this year the targets of arson, FBI officials announced on Sept. 19.  Read more

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Rise in crimes against churches in France shock faithful, prompt reflection

Vandalism, theft, arson and other increasing attacks on churches in France have led to debates about their causes, amid shock... Read more

Priest in Northern Ireland prays for church arsonists

The pastor of Holy Family parish in Derry had led prayers for the young people who committed an arson attack... Read more

Virgen de la Candelaria Chapel burns on Jan. 20, 2018.

'Rambo' the hero: Dog saves nuns from fire

A dog named Rambo lived up to his “action hero” name, when his barking alerted sleeping religious sisters that a... Read more

Outside of the pregnancy center.

Suspected arson destroys chapel, pro-life center

A fire – allegedly set by arsonists – has closed a pro-life pregnancy center and chapel in New Mexico, shutting... Read more