5:01am Oct 23, 2015
The seventh fire in a span of two weeks took place Thursday at a historic Catholic church, the Shrine of St. Joseph, near downtown St. Louis. That one has a mostly white congregation in a mixed neighborhood. The other six fires were set in black churches in predominantly black neighborhoods. Rev. Roderick Burton of New Northside Missionary Baptist Church — the second church damaged by the fires — discusses the string of arson attacks.