Saturday 28 January 2023

ATTACKS ON CHURCHES, synagogues ...

Gunman kills 7 people in occupied East Jerusalem attack

Gunman kills 7 people in occupied East Jerusalem attack

Shooting follows a deadly Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank’s Jenin refugee camp that killed nine Palestinians.


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Investigations opened into church fires in Paris. 

Fires broke out in 3 churches in capital since Jan. 17, says French daily.

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St Mark’s church in St John’s Wood destroyed by fire 

“I don’t know how a fire can start like this.” …

 “Robert Tyerman, who had been part of the church council which appointed Rev Kate Harrison in 2018, said: “‘ … I don’t know how a fire can start like this. 

“I was just incredulous when I saw the news this morning … I was completely baffled’” 

… “Tyerman’s friend, Maya Arputham, said: “‘I am transgender and the church here, both the vicar now and before, have been so welcoming of me’” … 


French Church urged to act against ‘constant’ attacks 

A senior French Catholic has warned that dozens of Christian churches and cemeteries are attacked annually in the country, and accused its bishops of trying to hush the problem up. 

 “‘Something is happening in French society that's long been neglected but is becoming evident with these fires’, said Stefan Lunte, secretary-general of Justice and Peace Europe. 

“‘The country is becoming de-Christianised, and there are people who wish, for whatever reason, to vandalise and destroy Christian symbols ... 

“‘The long-held strategy of keeping this under wraps simply does not work’” … 

.... @NatalieSuB: 

Been happening across France for years, now time for UK Churches to burn. St Marks, West London, a historic church, went up in flames last night, completely destroyed. Just the first..? @229Richard: 

Who set fire to St Marks? It’s common in France is it starting here?


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