The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating after finding a pipe bomb behind St. Dominic Catholic Church near Holmesburg, Pennsylvania.
The bomb was found Sunday near train tracks behind the church, according to police reports.
While a bomb squad was able to remove the explosive without any injuries, little is known regarding the motivations involved. However, the bomb was eerily discovered just one day after the murder of Los Angeles bishop David O’Connell.
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It’s not clear why the bomb was put there and there have been no further details released about the incident yet.
It also follows efforts by some on the left to target churches and crisis pregnancy centers in the wake of the overturning of Roe.
This follows a day after the Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles David O’Connell was shot to death in his home. There are no suspects in the case yet. He was known for his pro-life advocacy.
Archbishop José H. Gomez shared a statement from the Los Angeles Catholics, describing his “shock” at the news.
“Our beloved Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell has passed away unexpectedly,” he said.
“It’s a shock and I have no words to express my sadness. As a priest and later a bishop here in Los Angeles for forty-five years, Bishop Dave was a man of deep prayer who had a great love for Our Blessed Mother. He was a peacemaker with a heart for the poor and the immigrant, and he had a passion for building a community where the sanctity and dignity of every human life was honored and protected.”
“He was also a good friend, and I will miss him greatly. I know we all will,” Gomez continued. “Please join me in praying for Bishop Dave and for his family in Ireland. May Our Lady of Guadalupe wrap him in the mantle of her love, and may the angels lead him into paradise, and may he rest in peace.”
It is also unclear what led to the killing of the Bishop, although police have called the crime “suspicious.”