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Vandalism - Latest News

Jan 6, 2021 - 06:01 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan has denounced the defacement of St. Patrick’s Cathedral after protesters spray painted graffiti on its exterior.
Dec 4, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The Catholic leaders of the Holy Land are demanding an investigation into an attempted arson attack at a basilica located near the Garden of Gethsemane.
Nov 27, 2020 - 10:20 am .- An art restorer in Germany has offered to restore a decapitated statue of the Virgin Mary free of charge.
Nov 27, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A statue of the Virgin Mary in a public square in a suburb of Venice, Italy, was vandalized Thursday night.
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 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 13, 2020 - 08:17 pm .- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco applauded the Marin County District Attorney for filing charges over the vandalism of a statue depicting St. Junipero Serra at Mission San Rafael last month.
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.

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