Some fleeing scene of wildfires describe it as escaping ‘gates of hell’

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (CNS) — St. Mary’s Catholic Church was at ground zero in the wildfires that devastated parts of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Nov. 28, and while flames reached to within yards of the tourist city church, it appears to have been spared. Some parishioners weren’t as fortunate. Its pastor, Carmelite Father Antony Punnackal, […]