Posts Tagged ‘desecration of churches’

Items Stolen from Geraldine church returned Comments 0

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Items stolen from a church in Geraldine last month have been recovered, with some found scattered in a river in the Waimate district. Opihi parish property manager David Attwood said some of the items recovered had to be fished out of a river and that some had been damaged. A statue of an angel, a procession Read more

Catholic church in Geraldine desecrated by theives Comments 1

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Geraldine’s Catholic parishioners are reeling after their historic church was “desecrated” by thieves overnight on Saturday. Thieves entered through the main doors of the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception on Peel St, by forcing them open. A gold chalice, a small silver cyborium (plate) (sic), crystal vessels with communion wine in them and a Read more

Christians protest at desecration of churches in Israel Comments 0

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Christians in Jerusalem have staged an impromptu demonstration to protest against the desecration of churches in Israel by groups of extremist Jewish settlers. “It was a spontaneous demonstration to denounce the repeated attacks against holy places carried out by an irresponsible minority, that threatens the peaceful coexistence among peoples,” said Bishop William Shomali, vicar of Read more