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Church vandalism - Latest News

Dec 16, 2020 - 12:50 am .- The Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, last weekend unveiled a new statue of the Blessed Mother, after a previous statue was destroyed more than two months ago.
Nov 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden, is holding a day of penance and fasting Friday in reparation for the vandalism of their church.
Nov 18, 2020 - 03:40 pm .- Two church buildings— one Baptist, one Catholic— were damaged by fires in apparent arson attacks Sunday morning in Brewster, a town in central Washington.
Nov 17, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has published data documenting more than 500 hate crimes against Christians in Europe in 2019.
Nov 17, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The altar of Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden was vandalized on Friday, Nov. 13, in an act that the pastor believes was intentionally symbolic.
Nov 9, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- A historic Chicago parish was tagged with graffiti over the weekend, and a statue of the Virgin Mary on the parish grounds was defaced with spray paint.
Nov 5, 2020 - 04:15 pm .- A Catholic church in downtown Portland, Oregon - known for helping the area’s poor - suffered shattered windows during a riot Wednesday night that saw nearly a dozen protestors arrested.
Oct 14, 2020 - 03:33 pm .- Catholics in California rallied in a peaceful demonstration Tuesday evening at the former site of a statue of St. Junipero Serra, which a group of activists defaced and pulled down earlier this week.
Oct 6, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami joined other religious leaders in a letter to congressional leaders on Monday, asking for quadrupled funding of a federal security grant program for non-profits.
Sep 26, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- A Catholic cathedral in California was defaced overnight, with swastikas, an upside-down cross, and other messages spray-painted on the church’s doors and entryways.
Sep 24, 2020 - 08:00 am .- This week a relic of St. Pope John Paul II was stolen from a cathedral in central Italy, while a church in Sicily was also robbed and the Eucharist desecrated.
Sep 8, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Attacks on churches in France are back to their “normal” level following a nationwide lockdown, according to an organization led by young Catholics. 
Aug 25, 2020 - 10:57 am .- A hermitage outside the small town of Planes, Spain was desecrated this month. Vandals robbed the building and damaged parts of the chapel.
Jul 28, 2020 - 09:30 am .- In 2019, two friends launched a movement to protect churches across France in response to a wave of desecrations. 
Jul 27, 2020 - 11:56 am .- A California parish has restored an outdoor statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, after it was kicked to the ground and broken in an act of vandalism.
Jul 22, 2020 - 03:55 am .- The fire that ripped through the Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes July 18 was reported around the world. But suspected arson attacks on French churches usually do not make international headlines.
Jan 6, 2020 - 06:50 pm .- A mob of masked protesters set fire Jan. 3 to a Catholic church dedicated to serving the national police in Santiago, Chile, while an anti-government demonstration was in progress in nearby Plaza Italia.
Dec 6, 2019 - 04:59 pm .- The FBI is investigating the fourth case of church vandalism in El Paso this year, with authorities saying they are uncertain whether the incidents are related.
Sep 18, 2019 - 10:00 pm .- The Diocese of Brooklyn is partnering with the New York Police Department to find a woman suspected of causing thousands of dollars in damage to a Catholic parish in Queens over the last two weeks.
Jul 11, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Vandalism, theft, arson and other increasing attacks on churches in France have led to debates about their causes, amid shock to the community, questions bout the perpetrators, and debates over what the attacks might mean about French culture and the place of Christianity.

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