Pittsburgh parish cancels festival after security warning
Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug 13, 2019 / 08:56 am (CNA).- A Pennsylvania parish has cancelled a scheduled festival in response to a security threat received by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
In an Aug. 13 statement, the diocese said that in late July it received a “disturbing,” handwritten letter that said “Cancel August 14-17 Festival Security Problem is Huge.”
Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township, a Pittsburgh suburb, was the only diocesan parish scheduled to hold a festival Aug. 14-17.
“Although there was no direct threat, the letter raised grave concern due to the appalling chain of mass violence that our nation has