Around 05:00hrs on January 16, 2018, the Mother of Divine Providence Parish located in the commune of Puente Alto suffered an arson attack.
Anonymous attackers managed to break the padlock of the perimeter fence of the religious temple, then set the Vatican and Chilean flags on fire at the the feet of a sculpture of the Virgin, as well as throwing incendiary devices at the doors of the Parish.
The fire began to spread both at the door and inside the Parish before being discovered by priests and security guards who extinguished it. At the scene they would have found anarchist leaflets which were not mentioned by the media, but would have contained slogans against religion and the Pope’s visit to Chile.
GOPE (Special Operations Police Group), Labocar (forensic investigation police) and prosecutors arrived at the scene to investigate the arson attack that adds to the series of incendiary and explosive attacks before the Pope’s visit, the arson attack against a church in Melipilla and the burning of religious temples in Wallmapu.*
(via Noticias de la Guerra Social, translated by Insurrection News)
*Note from Insurrection News: Mention should also be made of the incendiary/explosive attack against the Apostolistic Movement of Schoenstatt Sanctuary in La Florida, that was claimed by the Anticlerical Incendiary Cell ‘Hortensia Quinio’ FAI-FRI.