Christian Priest Pelted With Stones By Children

From Express:
The Ethiopian vicar was visiting the town of Raunheim on the outskirts of Frankfurt when the pre-teens started throwing stones at him.

Dressed in traditional priest's gear and wearing a cross around his neck, the 47-year-old was walking to the Russian Orthodox chapel in Frankfurter Stra├če with a local priest, who wished to remain anonymous, when he was attacked.

The three children, aged between 10 and 12-years-old, shouted “Allahu Akhbar” as they threw the stones, the other priest who was visiting from a nearby church said.

Both priests tried to take photos of the children with their mobile phones, but the youngsters were too quick and managed to escape.

Alexandra Rang, a Russian Orthodox hotel owner who built the chapel a few years ago, said she could not believe what the two priests told her at first.

She said to be pelted with stones is the “worst thing a priest can imagine”.
Raunheim social worker Dr Isack Majura said he was going to do everything possible to get hold of the children.

He said: “What happened is absolutely unacceptable.”

Municipal staff said different religious groups in Frankfurt are generally on good terms and they are treating the incident as isolated.

He said there has been a strong Christian-Muslim dialogue between the local mosque and church communities which has been cultivated over many years.

Germany is facing a crisis following Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door migrant policy which saw more than 1.1million refugees entering the country last year.

She is now backtracking on the policy, closing up some of Germany’s borders, but in some areas the impact is being heavily felt.

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