Derry, Northern Ireland, Aug 1, 2018 / 15:01 pm
A Catholic church in Northern Ireland was vandalized Tuesday morning with sectarian graffiti, upsetting parishioners and local leaders.
"We never had a problem like this before. There was something very minor about five or six years ago but this is completely new to us," Msgr. Bryan McCanny, pastor of St. Mary's in Limavady, fewer than 20 miles east of Derry, told BBC News NI.
"Parishioners are very upset about it. It's depressing that things like this should happen when we are enjoying peace."
"The two police officers who arrived this morning helped to clean the paint off the door," he added.