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Oct 22, 2020 - 08:01 pm .- Following recent attacks on three churches in Chile, the bishops of Paraguay, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina expressed their closeness to and support of the Church in Chile.
Oct 19, 2020 - 10:18 am .- The Archbishop of Santiago de Chile condemned arson attacks that destroyed two Chilean churches Sunday, and called on Catholics to carry out acts of reparation for the attacks.
Oct 1, 2020 - 03:53 pm .- When sheriff’s deputies set out to arrest the Florida man who is believed to have set fire to a Catholic Church this month, it turned out he was already in jail. Eugenio Rodriguez-Colina was charged Wednesday with arson, but was already incarcerated after being charged days before with shoplifting at a Walmart.
Sep 3, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Newark, Delaware was damaged by arson in the late evening hours of Aug. 25. The building, which serves Jewish students of the University of Delaware, was unoccupied at the time, and no one was hurt.
Jul 31, 2020 - 07:15 pm .- An unidentified man threw a firebomb into a chapel of Managua’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, severely damaging the chapel and a devotional image of Christ more than three centuries old.
Jul 27, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The Catholic community at Queen of Peace Parish in Ocala, Florida is rebuilding after the church was set on fire earlier this month.
Jul 26, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A church volunteer has admitted to starting the fire at Nantes Cathedral and was charged with arson on Saturday.
Jul 24, 2020 - 06:35 pm .- A man on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia attempted on Sunday to set fire to a crucifix outside a Catholic Church, while parishioners worshiped inside the building.
Jul 11, 2020 - 07:14 pm .- A Florida man has been arrested after he reportedly admitted to crashing a minivan into a Catholic Church and then setting it on fire.
Jul 11, 2020 - 02:25 pm .- The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reported July 11 that deputies were called at about 7:30 am to Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, while parishioners inside prepared for morning Mass.
May 22, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Authorities are investigating the burning of a Mississippi church as a potential arson. The fire comes less than a month after the church filed suit arguing the city’s stay-at-home order was unconstitutional.
Dec 11, 2019 - 04:33 pm .- A suspect is in custody after an early-morning arson destroyed a Catholic parish in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
Sep 23, 2019 - 01:52 pm .- Three Catholic Churches in El Paso were this year the targets of arson, FBI officials announced on Sept. 19.
Jul 11, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Vandalism, theft, arson and other increasing attacks on churches in France have led to debates about their causes, amid shock to the community, questions bout the perpetrators, and debates over what the attacks might mean about French culture and the place of Christianity.
May 28, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The pastor of Holy Family parish in Derry had led prayers for the young people who committed an arson attack at the church last week. No one was harmed, but both the church and parochial house were damaged.
Jan 23, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A dog named Rambo lived up to his “action hero” name, when his barking alerted sleeping religious sisters that a chapel next to their convent was on fire.
Nov 23, 2016 - 03:10 pm .- A fire – allegedly set by arsonists – has closed a pro-life pregnancy center and chapel in New Mexico, shutting down its operations for the foreseeable future.

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