- May 13, 2021
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.
Church leaders in India have expressed concern over the theft of two Marian statues in the northeastern part of the country but have warned against reading too much into the actions.
Christian authorities in Jerusalem are denouncing the acquittal of two Jewish youths suspected of vandalizing a famous monastery.
A church being vandalized on Dec. 14 in northeastern India was “a shock” according to a local archbishop, who said Christians usually got along well with non-Christians in the locality.