Indigenous Leaders Condemn Recent Vandalism of Churches in Canada| National Catholic Register

Indigenous and Catholic leaders have condemned a recent spate of church vandalism in Canada, including the “suspicious” burning of Catholic churches. In the province of Alberta, a fire was extinguished in the early morning hours of June 28 at the Siksika Nation Catholic Church. The Royal Canadian Mountain Police said that they believe this fire was set deliberately. From June 21 through June 26, four Catholic churches located on tribal lands in British Columbia burned to the ground. An Anglican church was also found to be on fire on June 26, but the fire was extinguished and caused only minor damage. The Royal Canadian Mountain Police says the fires are “suspicious,” but local leaders believe them to have been intentionally set.  On June 26, around 4am, historic St. Ann’s Catholic Church on the Chuchuwayha reserve in British Columbia was discovered to be on fire. At 4:45am, a Catholic church on Chopaka land in the province was reported to be on fire and also burned down. 

Indigenous Leaders Condemn Recent Vandalism of Churches in Canada| National Catholic Register

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