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Disturbing video shows terrorists destroying Catholic church in Philippines

Aleteia - published on 06/06/17 - updated on 06/06/17

Footage shows burning sacred texts, destroying the crucifix, and throwing hosts on the ground.

The city of Marawi in the Philippines has been occupied by terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State for weeks. In recent days, the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency released a video showing some of these militants defaming the cathedral, then igniting it.

The imagery is very disturbing and shows terrorists trampling statues, burning sacred texts, destroying the crucifix, throwing hosts on the ground, tearing up images of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI.

This video dates back to May 23, the same day that terrorists kidnapped Father Teresito “Chito” Suganob and some faithful gathered in the church.

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