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Have church burnings spread to Scotland?

Fire at St Simon’s Patrick Church in Glasgow, Scotland
Credit: Archdiocese of Glasgow, Twitter capture

Premier Christian News is reporting that St Simon’s Patrick Catholic Church in Glasgow, Scotland was destroyed after a fire started in the early morning of July 28, 2021.

The small church, built in 1858, was home to the Polish community in the city.

The fire forced the evacuation of several neighbouring homes. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the blaze.

It is possible this was accidental, but there is reason for suspicion after the unprovoked attack on a Catholic Priest who was praying inside an Edinburgh Catholic on July 26, 2021.

READ: Scottish Catholic church ‘reduced to a charred shell’ by fire

RELATED: Priest attacked with glass bottle at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh

Over the past couple of months, 57 Canadian churches have been vandalized or deliberately set on fire, with several burning to the ground, after the discovery of unmarked graves at several Indian Residential Schools. READ: UPDATE: A map of the 57 churches that have been vandalized or burned since the residential schools announcement

Initially, it was believed the vandalism was a response to the discovery of the graves, and undoubtedly some were. However, several churches located on Indian reserves, that were targeted, were still being used by the local Indian community. Members of the church stated that people with no connection to the local Indian band had set the fire.

As well, several churches, that were not involved in the residential school program, have also been attacked, suggesting this has become political.

Church fires and vandalism have now spread to the US, where it’s alleged that members of a left wing anarchist group, Antifa, are using the Canadian residential school graves as cover for their attacks. READ: Chaos in Portland, Oregon: Antifa Member Convicted of Assault as Attacks on Churches, Police Escalate

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