Skip to comments.Catholic churches set ablaze in Austria and France
Posted on 01/05/2013 2:22:20 PM PST by NYer
.- Several Catholic churches in Europe were reportedly set on fire in the days before Christmas, raising concerns of vandalism motivated by an opposition to Christianity.
The Observatory on the Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe reported that three churches were burned in Austria on Dec. 23, while a Nativity scene was burned at a church in France on December 18.
In the small Austrian town of Amstetten, three churches were set aflame, with one being severely damaged. The alleged suspect – a young man – was interrogated by police, but appeared to be confused and did not provide a motive.
Anti-Christian sentiments have not been ruled out as a possible motive for the arson, since only churches in the area were set on fire.
In France, a Nativity scene at the Church of Barby in Savoy was set on fire between 7 and 8 p.m. on the night of Dec.18. There were no indications that the fire was accidental.
The parish sacristan told reporters it was not the first time the church has been attacked. In previous years the church’s door was damaged, stained glass windows were broken and numerous books were burned.
Parents and children of the parish set up a new Nativity scene to replace the one that was destroyed.
Media coverage .... nonexistent.
Only the beginning... Stand by for Act II.
Beloved: This is the message you have heard from the beginning: we should love one another, unlike Cain who belonged to the Evil One and slaughtered his brother. Why did he slaughter him? Because his own works were evil, and those of his brother righteous. Do not be amazed, then, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers. Whoever does not love remains in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him. The way we came to know love was that he laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him? Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. Now this is how we shall know that we belong to the truth and reassure our hearts before him in whatever our hearts condemn, for God is greater than our hearts and knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence in God.
“Yutes” getting frisky, eh?
vandalism motivated by an opposition to Christianity = muslims.
When will the Catholic church get real and out the cancer of islam?
Removing my comment wont change the fact
Why should it be only Catholics ?
Just some random crimes. The flood of Muslim immigration has no connection to this. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Those darn European Amish again!
The Muzzies have long memories...
For every church burned down by a Muslim, a Muslim Mosque should be burned down.
I’m all for nuking that stupid rock, but that’s just me.
That includes Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians and a slew of independent's that may have quirks in their theology, but essentially believe in Christ and His atonement for man.
Remember .. the enemy claims allah and his prophet, meathead, and none other.
-— Anti-Christian sentiments have not been ruled out as a possible motive for the arson, since only churches in the area were set on fire. -—
That’s some fine detective work.
-— When will the Catholic church get real and out the cancer of islam? -—
I remember when people here used to bash the Church over the Crusades.