Arson in the Church of San Gaspare del Bufalo in Albano Laziale

Country: Italy

Date of incident: August 21, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



On August 21st the door of the church of San Gaspare del Bufalo in Albano Laziale was first drenched with gasoline and then purposefully set on fire. The church is a dearly held place of worship for many pilgrims, who come to the church every year, as well as for the locals. The priest of the parish and one candidate for the major's office of the city see a clear indication of bias, as the damage was intended to be devastating. They both do not perceive this attack, as a form of vandalism but of brutal arson and destruction. It is also speculated that the crime was instigated by satanist groups but the police is currently investigating in all directions.

Source: La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana

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