- Dec 9, 2019
Chile’s bishops called for national dialogue and an end to the violence that has wracked the country for the past month.
Hooded protesters looted a Catholic church Friday near the main gathering site for three weeks of mass protests against Chile’s government over inequality.
Two separate incidents of vandalism in a restricted area inside St. Peter’s Basilica last week have created a stir in the Eternal City, prompting some to question whether further protections and security measures are needed.
On Wednesday a man described as “unstable” was reportedly arrested by Vatican police after tossing a candelabra off the main altar in St Peter’s Basilica.
Officials in west Michigan are working to determine who is responsible for graffiti found spray-painted on doors of a Catholic church.
The Vienna-based Observatory of Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe, an independent organization founded with the help of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, has logged several instances of church vandalism across the continent this year.