Ebene News – CA – Catholic church north of Edmonton destroyed by fire

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EDMONTON –
Firefighters were called to a burning Catholic church north of Edmonton at around 3 a.m. Wednesday

From 6 a.m., the teams were still on the scene spraying St Paroisse Jean Baptiste, but the Roman Catholic Church on the main street of Morinville had been badly damaged and the fire departments of neighboring communities had been called. to help

Construction of the church was completed in 1907 and it hosted its first mass on January 1, 1908

It is named after Father Jean Baptiste Morin, who led several Francophone families in the Morinville region from Quebec in 1891.

RC Church in Morinville, AB this morning around 0445/0500 seen from Highway 2 towards Edmonton! photoTwittercom / JnBi0yKh1S

Across the country, several Catholic churches burned to the ground or were vandalized after hundreds of bodies were found at former residential school sites in BC and Saskatchewan, including five in BC

One of two fires in Calgary-area churches was said to have been deliberately started, RCMP say

Flames erupted in St Paroisse Jean Baptiste, a Roman Catholic church on the main street of Morinville, around 3:30 am (Courtesy: Marc Ryan)

St Jean Baptiste Parish, a Roman Catholic church on the main street of Morinville, was severely damaged by fire on June 30, 2021

Morinville, St Paroisse Jean Baptiste, Catholic Church

Ebene News – CA – Catholic church north of Edmonton destroyed by fire

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