Asylum seekers desecrate a Catholic church in Brussels as they re-occupy the Church of the Beguinage. This first occured in 2000, when they trashed the place. Now, with the full permission of the parish priest -- this is, after all, the parish whose biggest event in the year is a Multi-Cultural Picnic in the square in front of the Church.
Outside the Church
And inside. When I can find someone in authority, will find out if the Blessed Sacrament is still reserved. In the meantime, sympathisers and asylum seekers turn the nave into a place for chat.
South aisle from the other direction
Lifting the blue curtain -- to reveal two women chatting away and the Sacred Heart altar laden with rubbish.
The Welcome Office in the Church -- welcome to asylum seekers but to no-one else.
The Unholy Sleepers of Brussels
The asylum seekers are watched over by The Hand. Incredibly, it is meant to represent the Hidden Hand of Adam Smith's economics. What is this doing in Church?
Its a scandal alright -- there are hundreds of halls to occupy in Belgium. Why desecrate a Church?
See also Muslim Group transforms Chapel.
Belgian Church Organizes Illegal Immigrants, 5 May 2006
Allah Takes Over Catholic Church, 7 May 2006
Muhammad Takes Over Protestant Church, 8 May 2006
Vatican Representative Supports Church Squatters, 10 May 2006