Incendio! Polish priests burn Harry Potter books

3 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Incendio! Polish priests burn Harry Potter books

Catholic priests in northern Poland have burned books they consider to be sacrilegious, including ones from the Harry Potter boy wizard series, reports BBC.

An evangelical group, the SMS from Heaven Foundation, published pictures of the burning - which took place in the city of Gdansk - on Facebook.

They also show an elephant figurine and a tribal mask burning on the book pile. The Facebook post justifies the bonfire with Bible quotes condemning magic. The group sends Christian messages via SMS.

A passage from Acts, quoted in the group’s post, says “many of those who had practiced magic collected their books and burned them in front of everyone. So they calculated their value and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver”.