Kim Bell writes for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Seventh Church Set Fire in String of St. Louis Arsons

by Kim Bell 10-22-2015

Shrine of St. Joseph church in St. Louis, Mo. Image via Wikimedia / RNS

Someone set fire to a seventh church in this city Oct. 21, the latest in a rash of arson fires targeting predominantly black churches.

But the Shrine of St. Joseph on the outskirts of downtown in what’s known as Columbus Square, is not a black church. It was predominantly white and Roman Catholic, dating back to 1843.

Capt. Garon Mosby of the St. Louis Fire Department said no one was injured in the blaze. No one was inside the church when it happened.