"The people were panicked as the doors started to burn. The faithful thought that they would burn inside the church".
Sixty Christian religious buildings have been vandalised in Chile since the fall of 2019.
The house of a priest in the province Camagüey, in Colombia, was attacked by vandals after he criticised the governing regime.
In 2012, the government confiscated the pastor’s church property.
The local Catholic community is shocked by the event.
This is not a one-off incident of Christian persecution in Mexico, which has risen due to drug cartel violence.
The previous parish priest killed in Mexico had been killed in June 2021. It was Father Father Juan Antonio Orozco Alvarado.
Today we remember of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero, the first saint of El Salvador.