Friday, April 30, 2010

Nun's Chapel in Chile Bombed: Prayer Wouldn't Hurt

Headline and first paragraphs of news:
"Bomb explodes damaging chapel of Good Shepherd Sisters in Temuco"
agenzia fides (April 28, 2010)

"A note sent from the Chilean Bishops' Conference to Fides announced that Bishop Manuel Camilo Vial, Bishop of the Diocese of Temuco San Jose, visited the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, in solidarity, as they were recently affected by the explosion of a bomb which caused serious damage to their chapel, located near their house.
The Sisters reported that at dawn on April 27, they heard a loud explosion hit the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, located in Carrera Bulnes, causing the destruction of windows, doors, and pews. Immediately after, the chapel caught fire, but fortunately the flames were extinguished by firefighters. The vibrations of the explosion also caused the breaking of windows of houses near the chapel....

"Bomb Explodes Outside Church in Southern Chile"
Latin American Herald Tribune (undated, probably April 27, 2010)

"A small bomb exploded early Tuesday outside a Catholic church in the southern Chilean city of Temuco, destroying the front door and shattering windows, police and press reports said.

"The blast occurred at 3:05 a.m. outside the Iglesia del Buen Pastor in downtown Temuco, the capital of La Araucania region, some 672 kilometers (about 420 miles) south of Santiago.

"The explosion also damaged some nearby houses, Radio Cooperativa said.

"Some pamphlets from a group calling itself Kaos Nativo Orquestal were left outside the church, investigators said...."
Good news: it looks like nobody was hurt. Bad news: the property damage will cost money to repair; and next time someone could be hurt or killed.

I've prayed for the well-being of the folks in that area: No pressure, but you could consider doing the same.

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A tip of the hat to catholicseeking and ZephyrK9, on Twitter, for the heads-up on this matter.

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