Green Bay Diocese Reacts To Suspected Forced Entry, Arson & Desecration Of St. Matthew's

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Green Bay Diocese reacts to suspected forced entry and arson at St. Matthew's 

ALLOUEZ, Wis. (WFRV) The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is responding to an alleged forced entry and arson incident at St. Matthews. The Diocese says they have been informed by authorities that the crime does not appear to be specifically targeting religious institutions. “I was so disappointed to learn early this morning there was a fire at St. Matthew’s Church in Allouez and that most likely it was caused by an arsonist,” said Bishop David L. Ricken. “Fr. Bob Kabat, the good parishioners of St. Matthew’s, and the troubled person who caused this are in my thoughts and prayers.” The Brown County Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in custody and is continuing to investigate. Source