Three churches bombed ahead of papal visit to Chile

CatholicHerald.co.uk | 1/12/2018 | Staff Reporter
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A note said the next bomb would be 'in your cassock'

Three Catholic churches in the Chilean capital have been bombed just days before Pope Francis begins his tour of the country.

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The perpetrators placed incendiary devices in all three churches in Santiago, and in one church left a direct threat to the Pope, saying the next bombs would be “in your cassock”.

Chile’s outgoing president Michelle Bachelet said the events were “very strange, because it is not something that can be identified with one specific group”.

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She added: “What I’ve been told is that, for example, [when the Pope visited] Colombia, there were groups there with a little sign [in protest]. In a democracy, people can express themselves as long as they do so in a peaceful and appropriate way.”

Authorities expect some protests over clerical sexual abuse during the Pope’s visit, however this is the first direct threat of violence.

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