- Jan 23, 2021
The suspect sought in connection with vandalism and a small fire at Toledo’s cathedral early Jan. 18 and a 24-year-old police officer both died in a hail of gunfire later that same day.
A priest was taken to the hospital with burns suffered in a fire at a church rectory in Massachusetts early Monday morning.
A 249-year-old Southern California church that was badly damaged in a fire has a temporary roof to protect the historical building as it awaits a year-long restoration.
Restorers at Paris’s fire-damaged Notre Dame cathedral have completed key preliminary work by successfully removing all the perilous roof scaffolding, officials said Tuesday.
Observers say it’s unclear why the two churches in Santiago, the national capital – the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the parish of the Carabineros, Santiago’s police force – were targeted.
St. Mary Baptist Church, Mallet’s beloved sanctuary, was the first of three historically Black churches set ablaze in St. Landry Parish by Holden Matthews, the white 23-year-old son of a local sheriff’s deputy. Matthews torched St. Mary, Greater Union and Mount Pleasant Baptist churches over a 10-day span between March 26 and April 4 in 2019.