No one seems to know who might be behind this. Hmmmm…I wonder….
“Arson attack against Saint Joseph Chapel in Central Java,” by Mathias Hariyadi in Asia News, October 15 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Jakarta (AsiaNews) – Someone tried to set fire to the small Chapel of Saint Joseph in Pare, a few kilometres from Delanggu subdistrict in Klaten Regency (Central Java). The building is regularly used by local Catholics to pray during weekends.
On Wednesday, a group of young shepherds saw smoking coming from the front of the building. When they came closer, they saw some inflammable material, including used tyres and fuel containers, at the entrance, under the windows and near gates and a fire starting to take hold.
Usually, the chapel is not monitored at night, or when it is not in use. Fr Saptaka, the parish priest at the Delanggu church, said that a similar attack occurred on 12 December 2009 but did not cause any victims.
Local Catholics do not know who might be responsible for the act, but they think they must be outsiders….