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Oregon church fire ruled arson

September 01, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Police in Salem, Oregon, have announced that a fire that ripped through a Catholic church on August 31 was deliberately set, and an arson suspect has been arrested.

St. Joseph’s church, one of the oldest in Salem, was “pretty much a loss” after the fire, reported the pastor, Father Jeff Meeuswen.

Billy James Sweeten, whose criminal record includes a previous charge of arson, is being held on felony charges.

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