Sunday, July 5, 2015

Christians and Jews must fight hate

From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette-

Recently the Catholic Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha in Israel was attacked and badly damaged by arsonists. Two persons were hospitalized and the damage is estimated in the millions of dollars.

The attack was all the more shocking because of the great religious and historical significance of the church, which is built on the ruins of a 4th-century shrine marking the place of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes on the Sea of Galilee. The church is one of the major Christian sites in Israel, drawing more than 2,000 visitors per day. It is maintained by the Benedictine monks of Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem, who also have a monastery on the site.

In addition to the extensive fire damage from the June 18 attack, Bibles were destroyed and graffiti in Hebrew was spray-painted on the walls accusing Christians of “idol worship.” These actions make it clear that this attack was in fact a hate crime directed against Christians.

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