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A church was set on fire in an Italian town

On the 9th of January, someone set fire to wooden pallets leaning against the walls of the Salesian Oratory of San Matteo in Messina, Italy.


The fire blackened the walls of the church and the pavement. The incident was reported to the police by the oratory’s director, Don Gabriele Cardaciatto.

“We consider certain behaviours to be absurd and unseemly incivility,” said Raffaele Verso, President of the V Municipality of Messina.

Similar acts of anti-Christian hatred seem to be spreading across Europe lately. Italy, which is traditionally considered a Catholic country,  has been facing numerous similar attacks.





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