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SAN­TI­AGO Au­thor­i­ties in Chile say three Ro­man Catholic churches have been fire­bombed days be­fore Pope Fran­cis is set to visit the An­dean na­tion.

The at­tacks hap­pened overnight in San­ti­ago, the cap­i­tal and largest city, where the pope will ar­rive Mon­day.

They in­volved hit­ting the churches with fire­bombs and then spray­ing ac­cel­er­ant. In one church, the doors were burned be­fore fire­fight­ers ex­tin­guished the blaze.

Out­side one c hurch, pam­phlets were found ex­hort­ing the cause of the Ma­puche In­dige­nous peo­ple and threat­en­ing the pope.

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