Friday, July 30, 2021

The Destruction and Desecration of Churches in Canada


Catholic church arson crime vandalism Canada

Toronto, ON July 30, 2021 – On June 22, the Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) decried the burning down of two Catholic Churches in British Columbia on June 21, National Indigenous People’s Day.

On July 1, Canada Day, the League issued another press release Burning Down Churches is Not the Answer after further acts of arson and desecration.

The CCRL has been working with media to highlight the unacceptable violence against Catholic churches across Canada in July and the lacklustre response from politicians and law enforcement to find and charge perpetrators, deterring further attacks.

The CCRL’s releases were quoted on July 6 in Church fires, vandalism condemned in The Catholic Register.

The League’s executive director Christian Elia was interviewed by Terry O’Neill for The BC Catholic and quoted in Response to church attacks ‘indicative of hatred, intolerance’ for religion: Catholic rights league on July 8 and again on July 15 in Vandalism, hate crimes against Christians high in Europe and North America.

After speaking with The Catholic Register about the CCRL’s forthcoming database on attacks against churches in Canada, Elia was again quoted in The Catholic Register on July 14 in ‘Intolerable’ violence no answer for anger.

Most recently, Elia spoke at length with journalist Kim Mackrael of The Wall Street Journal about the burning of churches in Canada for the benefit of American and international readers. He was quoted in the July 23 article More Canadian Churches Burn in Suspicious Fires.  (more...)

The Destruction and Desecration of Churches in Canada

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