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Teen with rifle disrupts First Communion Mass in Louisiana

May 13, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: A teenager caused a disruption at a Louisiana parish on May 11, when he tried to enter the church carrying a rifle.

The young man, whose identity was not disclosed, was stopped by parishioners, and police entered the church to ensure the safety of the congregation. The disruption at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville occurred during a Mass at which children were receiving their First Communion.

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  • Posted by: nix898049 - May. 13, 2024 7:00 PM ET USA

    The response of the priest, parishioners, and police to this incident was outstanding. Protect and Serve - and Be Not Afraid!