Sect disrupts Apeldoorn church services

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands - Some 10 church services in Apeldoorn were disrupted on Sunday by members of a German religious sect, the Nederlands Dagblad reports on Tuesday.

The sect members claim the attack on the royal motorcade during the Queen's Day celebrations on April 30 was due to divisions between Christians, the paper said. Responsibility for the attack, therefore, lies with the Christian community.

Different churches had different experiences with the sect members, the paper says. In some instances they handed round leaflets, in others they attempted to make speeches. Once asked to leave, all did so without problem and the police were not involved.

The sect members are followers of the German evangelist Horst Schaffranek (1923) who are notorious for disrupting church services.