Leader of Church Destroyed in Fire Forgives Arsonists: ‘Today May Be a Day of Mourning, Tomorrow Will Be a Day of Joy’

Just after 3:30 a.m. on July 19, 2021, in the Canadian city of Surrey, British Columbia, Steven Faltas awakens after calls from an alarm company and fire department about an incident unfolding at his church.

“When I got to our church it was a very difficult scene,” Faltas recounted to CBN News.

Video shot by a neighbor around 4:30 a.m. shows Saint George Coptic Orthodox Church fully engulfed.

Faltas is a board member at the church.

“The street was completely closed and there were approximately four or five fire trucks all fighting the blaze,” Faltas remembered. “The scene was quite traumatic, surreal to be honest.”

It’s the latest in a string of arson or vandalism against churches across Canada.

“They hit 43 churches and 10 were hit in a single day in Calgary,” Ezra Levant, a Canadian media personality and founder of Rebel News, told CBN News. “10 churches, one city one day. That’s shocking.”

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Source: CBN