Fire Set in Famous Vienna Catholic Church

Country: Austria

Date of incident: February 19, 2010

Two glass doors were broken and fire set on the altar under the tabernacle. Fire did not spread and was extinguished by itself.

On February 19th, unknown perpetrators entered the well-known Vienna Catholic Church "Our Lady of the Victory" by breaking two glass doors. The fire was set on the alter right under the tabernacle. As no one was there to notice it, the fire could have spread easily, but it did not. Parish priest father Bruno Meusburger said it was a miracle that the fire extinguished by itself.  The perpetrators and their motives are not known yet. Considering that this is a very active missionary parish and that the fire was set to the altar, it is rather possible that the motive was hatred of Christianity. 
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