Nepali church set on fire.

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kohalpur, Banke District in Nepal was set on fire at around 1am on May 5th by unidentified arsonists.

Local sources have informed CSW that people living in the vicinity of the church were told by the perpetrators to go into their homes and not to come out. Witnesses said that between eight and ten unidentified men then broke into the church, splashed petrol around it and set the church ablaze.

St Joseph’s church is a new parish with an estimated 20 parishioners. No one was injured in the arson attack, but the interior of the church has been entirely destroyed; only the outer structure remains standing.

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Touch Nepal