Fire in the Church of Santa Maria della Roccella

Country: Italy

Date of incident: September 9, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



A fire broke out in a basement of the cloister of the Church of Santa Maria della Roccella. The flames affected some unused materials and various forms of waste that had piled up in a basement of the cloister. The fire brigade intervened and found four LPG tanks near the fire which they removed and secured promptly. Fortunately there was no damage done to the building and no one was hurt. The police started an investigation and did not exclude arson as the cause of the fire.

Sources: Gazzetta del Sudlacnews24.itinfo OGGI and ilLamentino.it