Church vandalism

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Pennsylvania Catholic church vandalized with pro-choice graffiti

A Catholic church in Pennsylvania was vandalized with pro-choice graffiti over the weekend as the abortion debate escalates around the... Read more

Catholic church vandalized in Northern Ireland

A Catholic church in Northern Ireland was desecrated with paint in the early hours of Easter Sunday morning, receiving disapproval... Read more

Vandalism at Brooklyn parish being investigated as hate crime

New York police officials have declared an act of vandalism against a statue at a local Catholic church last week... Read more

Eucharist desecrated, statues smashed in series of French church attacks

At least 10 incidents of vandalism and desecration of Catholic churches have been reported in France since the beginning of... Read more

Church of National Gratitude in Chile. Courtesy of the Archbishop of Santiago via ACI Prensa.

Firebomb is latest in series of attacks against iconic Chilean church

A religious congregation voiced sorrow and called for greater respect for faith after the iconic Church of National Gratitude in... Read more

Relic of the True Cross. Courtesy of St. Dominic's Parish.

Fragment of Christ's Cross stolen from California church

A fragment from what is believed to be the True Cross of Christ, stolen from its home beneath a picture.... Read more


Crucifix smashed in attack on emblematic Chilean church

In what is being lamented as a heinous act of desecration, an emblematic Catholic church in Santiago de Chile was... Read more

Vandals desecrated the tabernacle of St. Alphonsa's church, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Feb. 2, 2015.

Faith under siege: fifth Catholic church vandalized in New Delhi over two months

Unidentified persons broke into St. Alphonsa parish in the Indian capital New Delhi during the early hours of Monday morning,... Read more

Flag of China.

Church bulldozing in China prompts religious freedom worries

Chinese authorities’ bulldozing of a large Protestant church shows the need for greater respect for religious freedom in the country,... Read more


Small bomb explodes in emblematic Spanish basilica

A small bomb exploded on Oct. 2 in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, Spain. Police... Read more


Pastor laments vandalism at Buenos Aires parish

Father Francisco Baigorria, pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola parish in Buenos Aires, has expressed sadness and concern over the... Read more


Catholic churches set ablaze in Austria and France

Several Catholic churches in Europe were reportedly set on fire in the days before Christmas, raising concerns of vandalism motivated... Read more