BREAKING: Fire engulfs Catholic church in Texas

Joe Bukuras   By Joe Bukuras for CNA


Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn, Texas, is shown on fire on June 9, 2022. / Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. See CNA article for full slideshow.

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 9, 2022 / 08:30 am (CNA).

Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn, Texas, was shown burning with fire Thursday morning in a video on Facebook.

The video, which was posted by The Fayette County Record early June 9, says, “Holy Rosary Church in Hostyn is on fire this morning. Numerous emergency crews now on scene. No further details at this time.”

That video was reposted by the Diocese of Victoria. The diocese said in its post to “Please keep Father Felix Twumasi and the parishioners of Holy Rosary Church in Hostyn in your prayers.  We will post updates as information is available.”

Father Felix K. Twumasi is listed as the parochial administrator on the parish’s website.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page multiple other photos of the fire Thursday morning.

“Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek is reporting that FM 2436 at Hostyn is currently shut down due to a large fire at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn,” the post says.

“The roadway is completely closed at this time,” the post says. “Please avoid the area so that first responders may do their jobs!”

This is a developing story.

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