Suspect arrested, charged with felonies in crash, fire at Florida church

By Maurice Beaulieu

Catholic News Service

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — A man crashed his van through the doors of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Ocala, Florida, early in the morning July 11 and once inside, the church’s pastor said, the man set the interior of the church ablaze and drove off.

Father Patrick O’Doherty, pastor of the Ocala parish in the Orlando Diocese for more than 33 years, was taking a stroll around the property, preparing for the upcoming morning Mass.

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