Church in India suffers arson attack

| September 8, 2011

An attack on a church in India has prompted the parish priest, Father John Felix, to make an official complaint to state authorities.

In the latest incident at the end of August, attackers targeting Mother Mary Church in Hyderabad, central India, set fire to the main altar, Bibles, missals, hymnals, crucifixes and liturgical vestments.

In the letter, a copy of which has been made available to Aid to the Church in Need, the priest complained that proceedings relating to attacks perpetrated in the years 2004 and 2008 had been closed by the police with no action being taken.

In July 2004, a 100-strong mob abused and threatened to kill a priest and parishioners helping while the church was being built.

 

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