Bombing at beloved Spanish Marian shrine: no injuries
CWN - October 04, 2013
Anarchist groups are suspected of a bombing at a famous Marian shrine in Spain, the Catholic News Agency reports.
A small explosive device was detonated at the basilica of Our Lady of Pilar in Zaragoza on October 2. No injuries were reported. The basilica is located on the site where St. James the apostle built a shrine to the Virgin Mary in about 40 AD.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($27,157 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: jg23753479 -
Oct. 06, 2013 9:09 AM ET USA
I wonder how many Catholics in the US know the story of the first bombing of this basilica. In the civil war (1936-39), bombs were dropped on the church but failed to explode. Two of them were then suspended on a column inside and, I suppose, are still there. There has been a long tradition of anarchism in the hinterland of this area of Spain.