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Catholic church vandalised in Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Nepal's largest Catholic Church was today vandalised by some unidentified persons who tried to set it on fire on the outskirts of Kathmandu, the church said.

The arson attack partially damaged the abode of pastor and western entrance of the Catholic Church which is located in Lalitpur district's Dhobighat area, about seven kms form Kathmandu, the church said in a statement.

A car and two bikes parked inside the Assumption Church were gutted in the fire, police said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Catholic Church has expressed deep sorrow over the incident and hoped that the would conduct an impartial investigation into the incident.

The organisation reiterated that such inhumane activities at the holy place cannot falter it in its services.

The Assumption Church has also requested those involved in such violent activities to refrain from violence.

There is a small Christian community in

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 22:13 IST