A new wave of attacks against Catholics in France, Belgium

Paris, France, Jun 2, 2016 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In recent weeks, Catholics in France and Belgium – countries still recovering from brutal ISIS attacks – have been hit with numerous acts of violence and aggression, including fires set in churches, an assault on a priest, the desecration of a tabernacle and the hacking of more than 100 Catholic websites.

In the French periodical La Provence, local priest Father Benoît Delabre reported that two weeks ago, the altar at the Church of St. Madeleine-de-l’Île was set fire in Martigues, about 800 kilometers south of Paris.

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