The riots “commemorate” last year’s anti-government protests. SANTIAGO, Chile — Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. This could haunt Biden’s Middle East work, EU hypocrisy? Masked protesters recorded video and cheered as the burning spire of a Chilean church crashed to the ground Sunday night. Two Christian churches have been burned in Chile, the fourth and fifth alleged arson cases in 24 hours. What are those Baptist pastors talking about? "The burning of churches is an expression of the disgruntlement" that many Mapuche feel for the Catholic Church, said German Silva, a political analyst at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Source: CNS. “In democracies, we express ourselves with free votes of conscience, not the pressures of terror and force.”. Chile, Church burnings, Mapuche CathNews - Chile's church burnings: Revenge of the Mapuche continues CathNews is Australia’s leading Catholic news service, which delivers news, features, prayers, opinions, reflections, discussion, and Mass on Demand, aggregated … The Catholic missions in Chile were administered by Spain’s Department of Colonial Affairs, a secular body. … A group of masked protesters dressed in black and resembling “antifa” anarchists in the United States broke into the Assumption of Mary parish church, stealing pews, confessionals, and religious statues to form barricades in their resistance to police. Church officials and media reports described the Oct. 18 gatherings through the country as peaceful, but unrest broke out late in the day, with some protesters entering and vandalizing parishes in Santiago, the national capital. Today vandals in Santiago, Chile, firebombed three Catholic churches just ahead of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to the South American nation on Monday. Masked protestors filmed and cheered as the burning spire of a Chilean church crashed to the ground Sunday night, video shows. Of course journalists would rush to cover that fire, and rightly so. Copyright © 2020 Catholic News Service/U.S. Please pray for Chile! SANTIAGO, Chile, October 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Two Catholic churches were destroyed in Chile’s capital city Sunday in the wake of riots … Masked demonstrators carry a cross with Jesus Christ, taken from inside a church, during a protest against government education reforms in Santiago, Chile Reuters. Those horrible images would be everywhere. Please pray for Chile! That would not be “liberal” news or “conservative” news. SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) -- Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. Catholic News Service is a leading agency for religious news. Demonstrators set fire to two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. Chileans go to the polls Oct. 25 in a referendum on whether to rewrite the nation’s constitution, which was drafted during the 1973-1990 regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. The Church of San Francisco de Borja suffered similar damage, in part because it is considered the home church of the Carabineros, Chile’s national police. Demonstrators came out a year after mass protests that saw … Catholic Review Media provides intergenerational communications that inform, teach, inspire and engage Catholics and all of good will in the mission of Christ through diverse forms of media. The current protests occurred a week before a referendum on whether to ditch a dictatorship-era constitution. Chile Anniversary Rallies Turn Violent as Churches Burned, Police Fire Tear Gas By Reuters , Wire Service Content Oct. 18, 2020 By Reuters , Wire Service Content Oct. 18, 2020, at 3:39 p.m. The assailing of two parishes comes as Chile’s Catholic Church suffers the fallout from accusations of clergy sexual abuse and the hierarchy’s improper response to such crimes. The historic church dates to 1876. 15:42. Baltimore, MD 21201 During Chile’s 1973-1990 dictatorship, several bishops spoke out in defense of human rights and worked closely with indigenous populations. The answer: Next to none. Photos from inside the burning building show graffiti reading “death to the Nazarene,” meaning Jesus, and anti-police slogans. Demonstrators loot churches in Chile and burn statues of Jesus in the streets as month-long protest over inequality turns violent. “The burning of churches is an expression of the disgruntlement” that many Mapuche feel for the Catholic Church, said German Silva, a political analyst at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago. But demonstrators' complaints grew to include income inequality, low wages and Chile's high cost of living. SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. This is the kind of smartphone-video story that tends to make news, if only because the images are so striking. October 19, 2020By Catholic News Service Catholic News Service SANTIAGO, Chile (ChurchMilitant.com) - Rioters looted a church and burned its contents on the street in Chile's capital on Friday.Vandals stormed La Asuncion Church in … They do not want more corruption or abuse; they expect dignified, respectful and fair treatment.”, Archbishop Celestino Aós Braco of Santiago called for an end to the violence Oct. 18, calling it evil and saying, “We cannot justify the unjustifiable.”. On Friday, hooded protesters looted a Catholic Church, in Santiago. Still, it was strange to see very, very little evidence that this Nov. 8 AP report was picked up. “These violent groups contrast with many others who have demonstrated peacefully. In terms of secular newsrooms, The Daily Mail has covered this highly symbolic story: “Demonstrators loot churches in Chile and burn statues of Jesus in the streets as month-long protest over inequality turns violent.” However, this only proves the larger point, since the Mail is known as a conservative-market newspaper. Around the world, arson is committed because empty churches are a soft target, or due to Excommunication, racial hatred, prejudice against certain religions or religious beliefs, as part of a sectarian campaign of communal violence, or as a means of anonymously registering dissent or anti-religious sentiment. Crowds stormed La Asuncion Church, removing pews, statues and … SANTIAGO, Chile – Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. President Joe Biden's a Pope Francis fan, but does that mean the pope's a fan of Biden? Black church leaders working to promote COVID-19 vaccines to their skeptical flocks. During Chile’s 1973-1990 dictatorship, several bishops spoke out in defense of human rights and worked closely with indigenous populations. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Let’s change the setting: Would it be news if alt-right demonstrators burned a church and trashed the altar of a Catholic church somewhere that was linked to efforts to aid of protect immigrants? Much of the religious statuary was smashed and painted over with anti-Catholic graffiti. Burning church, cop on fire: A whiff of what the left wants for us from Chile By Monica Showalter If you want a gander at what the far left really wants for all of us, take a … This occurred amid weeks of protests in the capital. Just asking. Want to trigger Episcopalians? SANTIAGO, Chile, October 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Two Catholic churches were destroyed in Chile’s capital city Sunday in the wake of riots … In fact, it would appear that this is a “conservative news story,” which apparently means that attacks on Catholic churches in Chile is only of interest to political conservatives. Also, the words “burn the church” were spray-painted nearby on an interior wall. (ANALYSIS) Sunday, Oct. 18, was not a day of worship in Chile’s capital city center. Lord have mercy! Protests began in response to a recent raise in subway fares in Santiago. Some of the church goods were used to build a bonfire in nearby Plaza Italia. Foie gras and factory farming continue, but kosher and halal traditions nixed, India's 'love jihad' interfaith marriage story may be political spin -- but its effects are real. "The burning of churches is an expression of the disgruntlement" that many Mapuche feel for the Catholic Church, said German Silva, a political analyst at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago. By Mary Margaret Olohan Daily Caller News Foundation. SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets in Santiago in a fresh day of anti-government protests. I have been following these events on Twitter and, after several days of doing that, I decided to check and see what kind of mainstream news coverage these hellish scenes have received. Catholic Review Media communicates the Gospel and its impact on people’s lives in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and beyond. Rioters set fire to and destroyed two Catholic Churches in Chile on Sun., Oct. 18. Radials burning a church is right up its alley. As you would expect, American news operations have been busy covering other stories. Photos from inside the burning building show graffiti reading “death to the Nazarene,” meaning Jesus, and anti-police slogans. Roman Catholicism was brought to the country by priests sent with the Spanish colonizers. As you would expect, American news operations have been busy covering other stories. Behind the headlines: As winter storm cripples Texas power grid, people of faith rally to help. Masked demonstrators carry a cross with Jesus Christ, taken from inside a church, during a protest against government education reforms in Santiago, Chile Reuters. © var today = new Date(); document.write(today.getFullYear()); GetReligion.org unless otherwise noted.All rights reserved. Chile’s T13 network broadcast dramatic images of the churches burning, as well as bonfires set up outside the church to burn stolen paraphernalia from inside. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets in Santiago in a fresh day of anti-government protests. Linking Kamala Harris to 'Jezebel.' Reader asks: How can news consumers decide if Ethiopian massacre reports are true? 443-524-3150 The vast majority of Chile yearns for justice and effective measures that help to overcome inequality. From social media to stocks: How are religious conservatives punishing Big Tech? The issue is whether American newsrooms ran that story — which is often hard to see on the Internet, since many newspapers do not include wire-service stories in their online editions. …. The first of the two cases is the burning of the Catholic church of Santa Joaquina. Many of the protests have demanded rewriting the constitution; the bishops have encouraged citizen participation in the demonstrations. Rioters set fire to and destroyed two Catholic Churches in Chile on Sun., Oct. 18. The second case is the burning of Christian Union, an Evangelical church in Antinao. The dome of the church of Asuncion falls down burning in flames after being set on fire by demonstrators on the commemoration of the first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile, in Santiago, on October 18, 2020, as the country prepares for a landmark referendum. Lord have mercy! The crucifix was hauled out of the church, broken, and put on display in the street. Church arson is the burning or attempting to burn of religious property. Here is the top of a recent report from the ultra-conservative ChurchMilitant.com: Vandals stormed La Asuncion Church in Santiago and took out pews and chairs to add to a burning barricade. As Chile reels from protest and tumult fueled by a push to rewrite the country’s Pinochet-era constitution, the Catholic Church appears caught in the middle, with two churches being torched over the weekend while onlookers cheered, part of a broader pattern of street violence. Demonstrators loot churches in Chile and burn statues of Jesus in the streets as month-long protest over inequality turns violent. You can see some of the inevitable political labels in this material from LifeSiteNews, another conservative media source. During Chile’s 1973-1990 dictatorship, several bishops spoke out in defense of human rights and worked closely with indigenous populations. The Church of San Francisco de Borja suffered similar damage, in part because it is considered the home church of the Carabineros, Chile’s national police. The church, San Andres Chapel, is one of 16 churches destroyed by arson attacks since December 2015. Chick Corea's life and music: If Scientology 'informed' his art, why not offer a few examples? Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AnthonyStine An Associated Press photographer witnessed people dragging church pews, statues of Jesus and other religious iconography from La Asuncion church onto the street and setting them on fire in a flaming barricade before they clashed with police. A Catholic church has been burned down in southern Chile, according to police. Masked protestors filmed and cheered as the burning spire of a Chilean church crashed to the ground Sunday night, video shows. “The burning of churches is an expression of the disgruntlement” that many Mapuche feel for the Catholic Church, said German Silva, a political analyst at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Catholic churches burning in Chile? A January survey from polling firm Cadem found that 75% of respondents disapprove of the church’s performance. Chile erupted in protests in October 2019 after an increase in metro fares in the city of Santiago. I wonder that the banners said? Fire totally destruction of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, a few meters from Piazza Italia, in the center of Santiago de Chile, on 18 October, following a day of protests. SANTIAGO, Chile – Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. I ask that as a way of judging whether the Catholic churches was targeted by demonstrators or the trashing and burning seen at this church was a random event. Unknown attackers burned the church and destroyed two high-tension electricity towers, the Associated Press news agency reported. Loading ... We Were Warned: The Prophecies Of The New Church - Duration: 15:42. The parish is home to institutional ceremonies for the “Carabineros,” Chile’s national police, a force unpopular with protesters over accusations of it employing repressive tactics, including 345 eye injuries from the use of pellets shot from anti-riot weapons, according to a U.N. report. A protester gestures while a church is set on fire during a demonstration against Chile’s government in Santiago Oct. 18, 2020, the one-year anniversary of the protests and riots that rocked the capital in 2019. I get that. The nearby headquarters of Pedro de Valdivia University was also looted on Friday. Joe Biden era puts transgender rights atop newsroom agendas (which creates religion news). St. Francis Borgia Church also was vandalized, and religious items were stolen, a church official said. Catholic Review In Chile, Archbishop Condemns Arson Attacks That Destroyed Catholic Churches A number of churches across Chile have been attacked and looted amid political demonstrations in the country. Tagged: AP, Associated Press, LifesiteNews.com, ChurchMilitant.com, Chile, church fires, immigration, Antifa, The Daily Mail, Santiago. CNA Staff, Jul 11, 2020 / 07:14 pm (CNA).- A Florida man has been arrested after he reportedly admitted to crashing a minivan into a Catholic Church and then setting it on fire. Unknown attackers burned the church and destroyed two high-tension electricity towers, the Associated Press news agency reported. Ask an evangelical superstar to preach at National Cathedral, New podcast: There's more to Lent 2021 than virtual-ash selfies and giving up (fill in the blank), Ryan Burge day: Political tensions rise as secularism grows (yet faith numbers stay strong). Filed Under: Feature, News, World News. Apparently this is now a 'conservative' news story, Outspoken but quiet, conservative but progressive: Media profile U.S. Catholic bishops' Latino leader, Reporters' reminders: (1) Two stories can be one story, so (2) watch religious media for ideas, report from the ultra-conservative ChurchMilitant.com, Demonstrators loot churches in Chile and burn statues of Jesus in the streets as month-long protest over inequality turns violent.”. Some masked thugs appeared to have stolen a statue from within one of the churches, so damaged as to be unrecognizable, and took pictures next to it, smiling and pointing at it. Groups of hooded protesters entered two Catholic churches setting fire to the St. Francis Borgia Church, which is the parish of the Carabineros, Chile’s police force, and to the Church … Anatomy of a scandal: What's next for journalists working on the Ravi Zacharias fallout? An estimated 75,000 people had gathered in a nearby square to protest against the ruling government of President Sebastian Piñera. SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. Catholic Church Desecrated In Chile Return To Tradition. Ashes spread to Santiago’s Plaza Italia square where thousands were chanting and holding banners, while others turned on the lights on their cellphones and waved Chilean national flags. News Chile: Protesters burn university, loot church. But the small fare increase belied much deeper dissatisfaction with economic inequality in the country, which had been promoted in recent decades as a development success story with pro-market policies. Amateur video recorded the vandals removing a statue of the Virgin Mary, along with other sacred objects, from the church. Roman Catholic Church [edit | edit source] Roman Catholicism was the national religion of Chile before 1925 and continues to be a dominant force. Backing up a bit, the Associated Press did cover this trend when nine churches burned in the weeks leading up to the 2018 visit to Chile by Pope Francis. Chile church attacks reflect growing Latam wave of anti-Christian violence. Meanwhile, the role of the Catholic Church in the politics of Chile is complicated and, as you would expect, decades of arguments about clergy sexual abuse … ADVERTISEMENT Protests and riots erupted in Chile’s capital city of Santiago over the weekend ahead of a referendum on whether to throw out the country’s constitution, the Wall Street Journal reported . Meanwhile, the role of the Catholic Church in the politics of Chile is complicated and, as you would expect, decades of arguments about clergy sexual abuse and related topics has not helped the situation. That would be news. The Chilean capital’s mayor estimated about 75,000 people had crowded the square. Vandals destroyed both the St. Francis Borgia Church and the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Santiago, Chile. Miriam A. Espinoza ("Evangelical Focus," June 16, 2016) One year ago I was horrified to see Islamic terrorist groups burning churches in Nigeria, Indian Christians beaten to death, or Christian families expelled form their houses in … SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hooded protesters looted a Roman Catholic church … near the main gathering site for three weeks of mass protests against Chile’s government over inequality. Demonstrations had been taking place in the run-up to the October 25 national referendum on whether to strike down Chile’s dictator-era constitution. The violence that as seized Chile is linked to complex issues of history, economics and bitter political divisions. To their credit, AP editors did pick up coverage of the La Asuncion Church blaze, as well. …, The bishops conference of Chile condemned the attack on La Asuncion Church, saying in a statement, "An attack on temples and places of prayer, without any respect for God or for those who believe in Him, causes us pain.". As Chile reels from protest and tumult fueled by a push to rewrite the country’s Pinochet-era constitution, the Catholic Church appears caught in the middle, with two churches being torched over the weekend while onlookers cheered, part of a broader pattern of street violence. The riots “commemorate” last year’s anti-government protests. 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The final war between Good and Evil has begun and Antifa is at the front line pic.twitter.com/uMTaO33reg. “The citizenry that wants justice, probity, the overcoming of inequalities and opportunities to be able to pull ourselves up as a country will not be intimidated by threats of violence and will fulfill their civic duty,” the bishops’ statement said. “These events over the past few hours in Santiago and other cities in Chile show that there are no limits to those that exacerbate violence,” the Chilean bishops’ conference said in an Oct. 18 statement. News Chile: Protesters burn university, loot church. What’s the bottom line here? Catholic bishops in Chile say they believe in peaceful protests but are concerned by violence that has left a couple of historic church ablaze during recent anti-government demonstrations in … I get that, too. “The burning of churches is an expression of the disgruntlement” that many Mapuche feel for the Catholic Church, said German Silva, a political analyst at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Vandals destroyed both the St. Francis Borgia Church and the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Santiago, Chile. Large groups of anti-government rioters in Santiago, Chile went on to burn down two Catholic churches, after vandalizing buildings and looting stores as protests broke out in the city over the weekend, CBN News reports. Videos posted on social media showed the spire of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Santiago burning, then crashing to the ground as a nearby crowd cheered. The tabernacle was damaged and smeared with the word “rapists.” Photos taken at the scene showed that the door of the tabernacle was left open. Return To Tradition 27,563 views. The violence that as seized Chile is linked to complex issues of history, economics and bitter political divisions. Masked protestors filmed and cheered as the burning spire of a Chilean church crashed to the ground Sunday night, video shows. Burning church in Chile, Youtbe Two Catholic churches were destroyed in Santiago, Chile last Sunday in the wake of riots marking the one-year anniversary of anti-government protests that called for a new constitution to replace the one from Pinochet’s military regime in 1980. Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. Why are churches burning in Chile? Now for something completely different: RNS scribe doxxed after investigating Ramsey Solutions, Israel issue complicates anti-Semitism definition. Meanwhile, the role of the Catholic Church in the politics of Chile is complicated a I find this very depressing. Did the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol involve Christian 'heresy' or was it 'apostasy'? Protests in Chile turn violent with church set on fire and police using tear gas. 320 Cathedral Street A Catholic church in Collipulli, in the Araucanía region of Chile, was burnt down in the early hours of 9 August. Around the world, arson is committed because empty churches are a soft target, or due to Excommunication, racial hatred, prejudice against certain religions or religious beliefs, as part of a sectarian campaign of communal violence, or as a means of anonymously registering dissent or anti-religious sentiment. Protests and riots erupted in Chile’s capital city of Santiago over the weekend ahead of a referendum on whether to throw out the country’s constitution, The Wall Street Journal reported. So what happened with this ongoing trend in Chile, other than the fact that American newspapers struggle to cover international news. Its mission is to report fully, fairly and freely on the involvement of the church in the world today. A Catholic church has been burned down in southern Chile, according to police. mail@CatholicReview.org, Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, © 2021 CATHOLIC REVIEW MEDIA, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Young Mother Lange honoree keeps busy helping others, RADIO INTERVIEW: What parents need to know about human trafficking, ‘Giving Tuesday’ to put focus on digital donations for Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries, Archbishop Lori establishes Institute for Evangelization, Thinking of becoming a priest? I get that. 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