Skip to comments.Chilean Priest Whose Church was Desecrated Warns Against Seeking Retribution
Posted on 11/14/2019 5:31:14 PM PST by marshmallow
A priest, whose church in Chile was attacked and covered in satanic imagery and graffiti by hooded protestors, has begged his parishioners not to respond in anger.
The demonstrators broke into the Church of the Assumption, in Santiago, the capital, and set fire to pews, statues and other sacred images, many of which were dragged out of the church to make barricades against police.
Following the attack, the parish priest, Fr Pedro Narbona, who is also National Ecclesiastical Assistant for Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (Chile), told parishioners not to slip into the cycle of hatred that can only end up poisoning the souls.
He added: The Church is built not so much out of physical materials, but rather of the living stones, which we [all] are We are the living stones and this is the fundamental truth.
The attack on the Church of the Assumption part of a spate of attacks on churches in Chile came during protests sparked by the government of President Sebastian Pineras decision to increase the prices of subway tickets.
A week earlier, on 1st November, there was another attempted attack on the Church of the Assumption but Father Narbona called the fire brigade in time.
The church of Vera Cruz, Santiago, Vilparaiso Cathedral, and the parish of Saint Teresa of the Andes in Villa Alfredo Lorca, Punta Arenas, were also attacked over the past few weeks.
Maria Covarrubias, National Director ACN (Chile), expressed horror at the attack.
(Excerpt) Read more at catholicherald.co.uk ...
There is a time to turn the other cheek, and there is a time to gird one’s loins for battle. I think we are getting a whole lot closer to the second, if we are not already there...
Is it Catholic Doctrine that Christians should not defend their churches?
I did not think “Love your enemies” meant “condone their evil conduct”.
I recall a certain Someone who did not hesitate to take a whip to chase out those who He felt were defiling a holy place.
Does anyone know whey the “demonstrators” are attacking churches and adopting evil imagery?
They are probably commies
Sometimes beating the snot out of people is the answer.
It's Chile's version of Antifa.
The price for a subway ticket went up SIX cents. It was less then a drop in the bucket.
This is first rate news which is being spiked by our media
Well sir, expect it to continue happening.
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