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Vandals burn French church, target sacred vessels

Catholic World News - December 13, 2013

Vandals recent set fire to a chapel dedicated to St. Vincent de Paul in the Ozanam quarter of Carcassonne, France, according to a French media reports.

“Only liturgical objects, along with books, vestments, a chalice, and a crucifix appear to have been deliberately destroyed,” said the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Toulouse, according to the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, which documents anti-Christian incidents in Europe.

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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Dec. 13, 2013 8:07 AM ET USA

    There is more to this. The French provincial press takes note that, were this a mosque or a synagogue, Paris pols would be on the scene. But because it is Catholic, it isn't even on the national news or in Le Monde. Beyond that, it is just the latest incident in a wave of such attacks across France. Often these attacks occur in "des quartiers sensibles", politically correct code for areas with heavy Muslim populations. Who did this? Bring on Sherlock Holmes (or perhaps Inspector Maigret)!

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