Church vandalism

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Crucifix smashed in attack on emblematic Chilean church

Jun 14, 2016

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

Feb 3, 2015

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

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Church bulldozing in China prompts religious freedom worries

May 6, 2014

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

Oct 3, 2013

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

Oct 2, 2013

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

Jan 4, 2013

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