Sunday, October 2, 2016

Vandalism Against Roman Churches: Suspect Captured

In Rome several churches have become the target of attacks - a suspect is already known, a 39-year-old Ghanaian - Pastor of the church concerned: "I thought it would be ISIS"

Rome (kath.net/KAP/red) In Rome several churches have become target of attacks. After two incidents occured on Friday night, just a few steps apart, the churches of San Martino ai Monti and Santa Prassede, on Saturday a rioter also beset  San Vitale and San Giovanni dei Fiorentin, according to police. According to physical descriptions by the priests, police have arrested a man in Rome. It is presumed to involve a previously known 39-year-old Ghanaian.

The suspect has since been questioned. Whether he is actually responsible for the actions and for what motive he acted, according to the police, is still unclear.

According to the report a statue of the saint in the church of San Martino ai Monti on the Esquiline was damaged on Friday night and a man had fled. Shortly afterwards, apparently the same person appeared in Santa Prassede and attacked two saints. The rector of the church declared then that about 15 present had chased the perpetrators, after a moment of shock, before he could set alight a crucifix. The man appeared deranged.

According to the Italian newspaper "Messaggero,"the priest of Santa Prassede said: There was a great noise, "I thought it would be  ISIS". The church was filled with pilgrims, who became panicked, "the people fled and ran. But I managed to stop him while he was on the altar, then other people came and helped me. However, he managed to escape. We were in fear and anxiety, because we did not know if he was armed."

In retrospect, explained the priest, he obviously does not know whether it was a terrorist or not. In any event, it is but "a great lack of respect for the religion. That was a very serious matter."



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8 comments:

Barnum said...

No wonder our modernist churchmen love iconoclastic and murderous muzzies-- they are what the Soviet theoreticians called "class allies."

Jack said...

This happened en masse during the reformation, and countless Protestants have been calling for it ever since. There are still very many Protestants today who will call Catholics idol worshiping pagans. So it's false to call this the spirit of a lone madman, because it's also the spirit of Protestantism.

Anonymous said...

"Satanas... per Mahumetum in Oriente, per Lutherum in Occidente, tantum incendium excitavit, quantum multis annis et magno labore restingui non poterit."
St. Robert Bellarmine (Oratio in scholis habita)

PaxTecum57 said...

John Collinson calls this, "the spirit of Protestantism". Bergoglio should be reminded that this is what he will be celebrating with the Lutherans. Its ironic this incident happened on a First Saturday, when we make reparation for such crimes committed against Our Lady. This act surely grieved the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Anonymous said...

Yet it's OK for Protestants to set up manger scenes in front of their heretic temples during Christmas.

James said...

More details here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSCG_iKnotQ

southwillriseagain said...

So according to your logic, Jesus should have been reminded who He was dining with when He shared meals with Pharisees.

Tancred said...

Christ never endorsed pharisaism, though.

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