Word has reached us that another church - l'Église de Saint-Joachim, in the small town of Chute-à-Blondeau, Ontario, about 80 miles southeast from Ottawa - has been robbed.
More than 120 years of archival records were stolen (these records were back to 1887), and $1,000 was taken from the safe.
Across the river from Hawkesbury, in Grenville, Quebec, the Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Roman Catholic Church was robbed of $250.00 and there was a robbery of a church in Hawkesbury itself in the summer.
No arrests have been made so far.
I understand that they were there to take the money, but I not understand why they would take the archives – to sell. Maybe?
Let us hope this all stops, soon, and life return to normal.
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