3 Updates

Churches vandalised in Argentina

Nov 12 2013, 8:36pm CST | by IANS

Buenos Aires, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) Another two churches were vandalised over the past few days in Argentina, which has seen at least five incidents of destruction and defacement in houses of worship in less than two months, authorities said Tuesday.

Buenos Aires, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) Another two churches were vandalised over the past few days in Argentina, which has seen at least five incidents of destruction and defacement in houses of worship in...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

36 weeks ago

Churches vandalised in Argentina

Nov 12 2013, 8:36pm CST | by IANS

Buenos Aires, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) Another two churches were vandalised over the past few days in Argentina, which has seen at least five incidents of destruction and defacement in houses of worship in less than two months, authorities said Tuesday.

Buenos Aires, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) Another two churches were vandalised over the past few days in Argentina, which has seen at least five incidents of destruction and defacement in houses of worship in less than two months, authorities said Tuesday.

The assailants caused material damage and tried to set fire to the Methodist Church of Buenos Aires.

"The most important thing they ruined was an 1832 organ that they destroyed and trampled on seven of the organ pipes," said Eduardo Mariani, the church's pastor.

Mariani said the criminals "prepared to set three fires" with wood they ripped from the floor and paper they piled in the baptismal font and in the base of the organ, but "which they happily failed to light because they got scared away or something happened".

"It's obvious there are some small anti-religious groups because this isn't something that's only happening to Methodists," the pastor said.

Also vandalised last week was the Catholic Church of San Antonio de Padua in Capilla del Monte, some 700 km west of here.

The attackers set fire to the doors and a confessional of the church, destroyed an altar, shattered a statue of Christ and made off with several images of saints.

In the past 45 days, another three churches were victims of vandalism in the cities of Mar del Plata, Rosario and Buenos Aires.

The most shocking case for many was perpetrated by students from a prestigious Buenos Aires prep school in the Church of San Ignacio de Loyola, the oldest in the city, where they scribbled the walls with anti-religious slogans and left a trail of destruction.

--IANS/EFE

vr

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
3

5 weeks ago

Pope Francis: 'The Mental Structure Of Fundamentalists Is Violence In The Name Of God'

Jun 14 2014 7:22pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Trevor Francis
Pope Francis said a lot in his recent interview with Spanish-language magazine La Vanguardia. The interview Here are 8 of the most powerful quotes: On fundamentalism "A fundamentalist group, although it may not kill anyone, although it may not strike anyone, is violent. The mental structure of fundamentalists is violence in the name of God." On making change "I think that the way to make true changes is ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
2

6 weeks ago

Pope Francis Hopes Brazil World Cup Can Bring People Together

Jun 12 2014 2:25pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Trevor Francis
Pope Francis hopes the World Cup will bring the world together and offer a step to ending discrimination and racism. "My hope is that, besides being a sporting feast, the World Cup can become a feast of solidarity among peoples," he said in a video message. "Sport is a school of peace. It teaches us to build peace." "To win, we must overcome individualism, selfishness, all forms of racism, intolerance and manipulation of people, ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Israeli airstrike kills eight in Gaza
Gaza, July 26 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 10 injured Saturday in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip, taking the toll in Gaza since the beginning of an Israeli offensive July 8 to 878.
 
 
US sanctions against Russia cause spike in sale of AK-47
Washington, July 26 (IANS) The sanctions imposed on the maker of AK-47 by the US Treasury Department last week has caused a spike in sale of the popular assault rifle in the country, media reports said Friday.
 
 
UN chief in talks on possible Middle East truce
United Nations, July 26 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been in intense discussions with a number of key interlocutors, including Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry and US Secretary of State John Kerry, to build support for a possible ceasefire in Israel and Gaza, a UN spokesperson said Friday.
 
 
Hezbollah to offer full support to Hamas
Beirut, July 26 (IANS) Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Friday pledged his full support to the Hamas movement during the latter's ongoing fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, despite their blatant difference regarding the Syrian crisis.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Apple’s Settings Will Become More Automatic
The iOS 8 update, along with the launch of the iPhone 6, is going to bring a great deal of changes to the way that App settings work on an everyday basis. We have already seen how Apple will change privacy settings...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Apple Upgrading Computer Lines
Apple’s iPhone sales have remained strong through the past year. Their iPad sales might be down, but their revenue from MacBooks and Mac desktops has more than made up for it. That is going to be even better for the...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
The Top Five Things We Know About Apple’s iWatch
The iWatch is still largely a mystery due to the famous secrecy that Apple has practiced for years. There are a few things that we know for certain, though.-Apple has been hard at work on the iWatch for at least three...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
BMW, Aston Martin to recall defective vehicles
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) BMW and Aston Martin Lagonda will recall autos in China over airbag and gearbox problems respectively, China's quality watchdog has said. From Aug 25, BMW and BMW Brilliance will recall a total...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Commonwealth Games medal standings Day 2
Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) England narrowly head the medal standings at the end of second day of the 20th Commonwealth Games ahead of Australia. India dropped down one place to fifth with three golds, four silvers and...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Israeli airstrike kills eight in Gaza
Gaza, July 26 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 10 injured Saturday in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip, taking the toll in Gaza since the beginning of an Israeli offensive July 8 to 878. On Saturday...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Drogba returns to Chelsea
London, July 26 (IANS) Didier Drogba has signed a one-year contract with Chelsea, the club announced. "It was an easy decision - I couldn't turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again. Everyone knows the special...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Beckhams, Ramsays' dinner date
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Celebrity couple Victoria and David Beckham dined with Gordon Ramsay and his wife at Malibu's Nobu restaurant. The former footballer looked casual as he headed to the restaurant, while...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Toulouse set to sign Brazilian defender
Rio de Janeiro, July 26 (IANS) Brazilian defender William Matheus is set to join France's Toulouse on a permanent deal, media reports said Friday. The 24-year-old has been released by Brazilian club Palmeiras to...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
US sanctions against Russia cause spike in sale of AK-47
Washington, July 26 (IANS) The sanctions imposed on the maker of AK-47 by the US Treasury Department last week has caused a spike in sale of the popular assault rifle in the country, media reports said Friday....
Read more on Politics Balla