End times headlines3 Catholic Churches Firebombed Ahead of Pope Francis' Visit...

3 Catholic Churches Firebombed Ahead of Pope Francis’ Visit to Chile

-

- Advertisment -spot_img

Days before the scheduled visit of Pope Francis to Chile, three Roman Catholic churches in the national capital of Santiago were firebombed and a note left at the scene threatening to put “the next bomb” in the pontiff’s “cassock.”

After the firebomb attacks on the three churches Friday, police found barrels of flammable liquid at two other churches that had not been ignited, according to The Associated Press.

No injuries were reported, except minor physical damage, according to Interior Ministry official Mahmud Aleuy.

Pamphlets threatening, “The next bombs will be in your cassock,” were found outside one of the three churches that was attacked.

The pamphlets mentioned the Mapuche indigenous people, who are asking the government to return their ancestral lands and give them some rights. They also referred to “dominion over our bodies,” and included the phrase “free, impure and savage bodies,” alluding to the church’s positions on sexuality and abortion, according to The New York Times. “We attack with the fire of combat, exploding your disgusting morals,” the pamphlets said, and also called for the liberation of “all political prisoners in the world.”

In 2011, the Vatican found the Rev. Fernando Karadima from El Bosque parish in Santiago guilty of sexual abuse and sentenced him to a life of penitence and prayer, but the victims were not compensated, according to the Times.

Research published recently by BishopAccountability.org showed that around 80 members of the clergy in Chile have been accused of sexual abuse since 2000, and that more than half have been convicted in court or by the Vatican.

Francis will arrive Monday in Santiago and later celebrate Mass and meet with Mapuche people in the southern city of Temuco Wednesday.

Bible Study
Join us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter by clicking on the icons to get more updates. Have a question? Join our Forums and lets discuss. Consider sharing this article. It's that simple to spread the gospel. God bless you.

LEAVE A REPLY

Latest news

In times like these, we need a savior

In times like these, we need a savior. We live in a world where speaking the truth will put...

Ellen White: The Final Movements WILL Be Rapid Ones

The United States Will Pass a Sunday Law Soon When our nation shall so abjure the principles of its...

No One Can Enter The Kingdom Of Heaven Except Through The Catholic Church — Says Vatican

“Daniel  7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of...

Chinese House Church Members Arrested for Listening to Foreign Pastor’s Audio Sermons

(Bitter Winter) — On June 19, over a dozen members of Fule Church, a place of worship that is...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

Brunei has made celebrating Christmas a criminal offence

Anyone found illegally celebrating Christmas in Brunei could face up to five years in prison, according to a reported...

Pope is right now working hand in hand with Islam to create one world religion

Bible prophecy fulfilling right before our eyes! Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you...

Must read

In times like these, we need a savior

In times like these, we need a savior. We...

Ellen White: The Final Movements WILL Be Rapid Ones

The United States Will Pass a Sunday Law Soon...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you