Priest's Car Burned in Calabria Arson Attack

Country: Italy

Date of incident: November 30, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



The car owned by the parish priest of Basilica di Maria SS di Monserrato in Vallelonga was destroyed in an arson attack on December 2nd while it was parked near the church. Press reports described the incident as "intimidation" of the priest and shocking to locals. The priest discovered the fire and contacted the fire brigade and police from the Compagnia Serra San Bruno began an arson investigation.

Sources: LaC News24, NTA Calabria, and Gazzetta del Sud
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