Suspected arson destroys chapel, pro-life center

Albuquerque, N.M., Nov 23, 2016 / 03:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A fire – allegedly set by arsonists – has closed a pro-life pregnancy center and chapel in New Mexico, shutting down its operations for the foreseeable future.

The Albuquerque Fire Department received a call at 12:32 AM on the morning of November 23, alerting them to smoke coming out of Project Defending Life, a pro-life pregnancy center in the city. When the firefighters arrived, they extinguished a fire in the chapel as well as others in rooms with pro-life information. No one was injured in the blaze.

Holy Innocents Chapel, located within the Project Defending Life center, is a Catholic chapel that was open for prayer and benediction. The Eucharist was reserved in the tabernacle at the time of the fire, but was safely removed, undamaged.

May Our Lord have mercy and may justice be done. Prayers for the prolife community of ABQ.

Prayers for all…

Praying for the people affected by this deliberate act of arson, for its rebuilding, and for the persons responsible for this crime to be remorseful.

prayers offered…

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