Bishops report 95 attacks on Catholic churches in US since May 2020

Published Sep 13 2021 at 10:01 PM GMT
  • Peter's Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon, Ca.
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  • There have been at least 95 reported incidents of vandalism of Catholic churches across the United States since May 2020, according to a report by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops" Committee for Religious Liberty.
  • Incidents include arson, the destruction of statues, and the defacement of church buildings and gravestones with swastikas and anti-Catholic language.
  • "Whether those who committed these acts were troubled individuals crying out for help or agents of hate seeking to intimidate, the attacks are signs of a society in need of healing,' Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Maimi, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Religious Liberty, and Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, wrote in a July 2020 statement.



  • Published Sep 13, 2021 10:01 PM GMT