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A church was set on fire in Austria

On the 28th of March, the Church of St. Peter in Linz (Austria) was severely damaged by a fire. According to the church's parish priest, the fire was placed inside a chapel near the wooden altar.


The fire broke out in the chapel by the wooden altar on Sunday evening, according to Pastor Franz Zeiger. A passer-by noticed the smoke and alerted him. The pastor then saw not only thick smoke but also flames.

An acquaintance who happened to be present grabbed a fire extinguisher and was able to prevent worse things from happening.

Nevertheless, a wooden altar was destroyed, and a statue of the Virgin was damaged. According to the pastor, the church cannot be used due at the moment due to smoke damage.


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