Yesterday, August 2, was the great day of the Portiuncula Indulgence, strictly related to the former chapel and later Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels of Portiuncula, near Assisi, popularized by Saint Francis.
And this Monday, August 3, a large church, dedicated in 1931 and named after this same Lady of the Angels, in an age of a vibrant and active and strong Catholicism, is being dismantled and demolished in France. Not only that: in the very small French department of Belfort, in Eastern France, this Church of Our Lady of the Angels is the very first to be demolished in this new age of the springtime of the church. No priests, no faithful, no resources, no Church: in this area near the Rhineland, the Rhine has triumphed forever.
The demolition job should be over by September.
[Image and source: L'Est Républicain.]