“We were celebrating the feast of St. James the Apostle, with the mayor in attendance, and offering thanks to so many Catholics who serve the public, in an atmosphere of peace and recollection when protestors suddenly came in,” said Bishop Pedro Ossandón Buljevic, an auxiliary bishop of the Santiago de Chile archdiocese.
“The truth is that we are always for dialogue, for civilized debate. We believe in the God-given gift of reason.”
“Therefore we invite everyone to protest in whichever way they wish, but that they do so with respect for the law, for democracy, and the for the dignity of others.”
Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello was saying Mass on the eve of the feast of St. James, the city's patron and namesake, when the activists unexpectedly stormed the cathedral at the conclusion of a pro-abortion march.
The faithful present at the Mass, including Santiago’s mayor, Carolina Toha, prevented the activists from reaching the main altar.
With help from the faithful, police who in riot gear were able to remove the protestors from the cathedral, dispersing the crowd outside as well, and making several arrests. The protestors had barricaded themselves in with pews.
The partial translation of the graffiti in the picture reads "I sh*t on God", speaking volumes about the soullessness of the people involved.
And don't think for a minute that this sort of radicalism is confined to idiots in South America:
The Texas Department of Public Safety confiscated 18 jars of feces from pro-abortion protestors planning to disrupt state senate proceedings, along with a jar of urine, bricks, bottles of paint, tampons and glitter, The Texas Tribune reports.Evil is on the prowl.
Let there be no mistake about it.