Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Churches are robbed in our backyard

Word has reached us that another church - l'Église de Saint-Joachim, in the small town of Chute-à-Blondeau, Ontario, about 80 miles southeast from Ottawa - has been robbed.

More than 120 years of archival records were stolen (these records were back to 1887), and $1,000 was taken from the safe. 

Across the river from Hawkesbury, in Grenville, Quebec, the Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Roman Catholic Church was robbed of $250.00 and there was a robbery of a church in Hawkesbury itself in the summer.

No arrests have been made so far.

I understand that they were there to take the money, but I not understand why they would take the archives – to sell. Maybe?

Let us hope this all stops, soon, and life return to normal.


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