Vandalism - Latest News :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Vandalism - Latest News
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 13, 2020 - 03:54 pm .- A group of activists near San Francisco on Monday defaced a statue of St. Junipero Serra on private property with red spray paint before tearing it from its foundation.
Sep 25, 2020 - 05:07 pm .- A man who wielded a baseball bat on the grounds of a Catholic seminary in Texas damaged a crucifix and several doors, but caused no harm to seminary students. The seminary asked for prayers for the unknown perpetrator and warned against a rush to judgment.
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 16, 2020 - 12:35 pm .- A vandal destroyed a statue of Jesus at St. Patrick Cathedral in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday, the latest in an ongoing series of attacks on churches across the United States. 
Aug 13, 2020 - 04:09 pm .- A United States senator has asked the nation’s attorney general to intensify efforts to fight the vandalism that has been carried out against Catholic places and statues throughout the country in recent months.
Aug 13, 2020 - 01:33 pm .- After the statue of a saint was beheaded outside a Denver parish, the city’s archbishop said he’s praying for the conversion of those who have attacked churches and religious statues across the country in recent months.
Jul 16, 2020 - 12:30 am .- National news media cannot ignore intolerance against Catholics, the Ancient Order of Hibernians has said, citing recent attacks on Catholic churches and vandalism of statues of saints.
Jun 30, 2020 - 05:19 pm .- A man has been arrested for allegedly tearing down a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of a county courthouse in northwest Montana.
Jun 24, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The mayor of a Dutch town has condemned vandals who defaced an image of Our Lady of Częstochowa and daubed the letters “BLM” beneath it.
Feb 1, 2018 - 04:47 pm .- Recent vandalism on the Catholic campus of Bellarmine University reportedly targeted the school’s pro-life community, destroying a “Cemetery of Innocents” display with pro-abortion messages.
Dec 14, 2017 - 04:11 pm .- An arson attack on the church complex at the site of Christ’s multiplication of loaves and fish on the Sea of Galilee has resulted in prison time for the perpetrator.
Aug 22, 2017 - 12:03 am .- A statue of St. Junipero Serra in a Los Angeles public park appeared to have been vandalized last week in a time of national debate about historical statues.
May 8, 2017 - 03:00 pm .- Police are investigating a case of vandalism with satanic messages at a Spanish monastery, which took place on a reliquary containing a veil believed to have touched the face of Christ.
Sep 6, 2016 - 01:25 pm .- Parents are outraged after religious pranks at a football game in Arizona included vandalism of a statue of Mary and a dancing Jesus on the football field.  
Aug 30, 2016 - 12:49 pm .- The community of the Missionaries of Charity in Mar del Plata, Argentina, became the target of criminals late last week, as three men broke in, beat the sisters and desecrated their chapel.
Nov 23, 2015 - 04:40 pm .- Critics of Pamplona’s city council say it deliberately attacked Catholics and broke Spanish law by using city property to display a sacrilegious art exhibit with more than 240 stolen consecrated Hosts.
Jun 19, 2015 - 11:45 am .- Catholic leaders have been joined by Israeli leaders in their concerned reaction to Thursday's attack on a church located on the Sea of Galilee, which has hospitalized two persons and caused extensive damage.
May 13, 2015 - 12:03 am .- Large numbers of the faithful are donating gold and silver belongings to forge a new monstrance after a theft in Tucuman, Argentina.
Feb 18, 2015 - 12:35 pm .- Bishop Pascal Roland of Belley-Ars in France has ordered that the Blessed Sacrament be removed from all chapels and churches in the diocese following a wave of sacrileges that have taken place in recent days.

Latest Videos:

Follow us: