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Church desecrated in Sri Lanka

Catholic World News - June 12, 2013

Destroying statues and removing the tabernacle, attackers desecrated a parish in Sri Lanka on the night on June 5.

“The unknown group had forcefully removed the tabernacle from the sanctuary of Angulana Church, broken it open and had tried to burn the Holy Communion (consecrated Hosts) by pouring kerosene oil on it,” the Archdiocese of Colombo said in a statement. “However, over 30 lit soaked matches were found in [the] tabernacle, which has miraculously refused to catch fire.”

That same night, a Sacred Heart statue was destroyed in another parish.

The nation of 21.5 million is 69% Buddhist, 8% Muslim, 7% Hindu, and 7% Catholic.

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