Fire at Texas church being investigated as possible arson
Jun 16, 2019
EL PASO (KXAN) — A fire at a catholic church in El Paso is being investigated as a possible arson.
It’s the third church in the city’s diocese to catch fire since early May. The latest fire happened early Saturday morning.
When firefighters got on scene, they saw heavy smoke coming out of the main sanctuary. An investigation found a broken window near the chapel’s altar.
“We stand here trying to practice the restraint and the forgiveness that this church stands for… that’s the hardest thing to do right now,” church member Victor Vazquez said.
In the two other fires, an incendiary device was found at both churches.
"So let us be confident, let us not be unprepared, let us not be outflanked, let us be wise, vigilant, fighting against those who are trying to tear the faith out of our souls and morality out of our hearts, so that we may remain Catholics, remain united to the Blessed Virgin Mary, remain united to the Roman Catholic Church, remain faithful children of the Church."- Archbp. Lefebvre 1980