Satanists Vandalize Irish Churches Aug 10, 2016 18:56:33 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Aug 10, 2016 18:56:33 GMT -5
Satanists Vandalize Irish Churches
Irish authorities are investigating recent “satanic” attacks at three churches in County Donegal. The buildings were entered and all had the numbers “666" written on altar clothes, along with satanic symbols of triangular shapes inside circles, i.e., pentagrams. Churches in Moville, Malin and Culdaff on the Inishowen Peninsula were targeted.
Rev. Dr. Jimmy McGrory, curate of Bocan in Culdaff (above), confirmed his sacristan was shocked on discovering the graffiti and the incident was reported. He said he informed his parishioners of the attack, indicating he believed he had to be open with people. However, he appealed to parishioners not to approach anyone suspected of being involved in the attacks. “We’ve never had anything like this happen in Culdaff before,” he explained. “While I’m not unduly worried, I would urge anyone not to approach people they see hanging around the church. You just don’t know what might happen these days.” He confirmed gardaí (police) from Carndonagh had visited the scene and were investigating the matter.
Priests at the other two churches declined to comment on their attacks.
It is understood all three incidents occurred either late in the evening or in early morning. Local county councillor Martin McDermott said people are frustrated and nervous but that parishioners do not want it to get to the stage where churches are forced to close during the day. “It is disgraceful and we would appeal to anyone who knows anything about these attacks to come forward,” he said. “There have been a few incidents where there has been vandalism inside the churches. What we are looking for is if anyone is near these churches and has seen anybody there to contact the gardaí and let them know. It is quite worrying. There are always people on the road and if anyone has seen anyone who wouldn’t normally be there to let the authorities know that.”
Source: Stephen Maguire, The Irish Examiner, August 4, 2016.