Posts Tagged ‘vandalism’

‘Sorry, just realized this wuz a church’: Vandals apologise for graffiti Comments 0

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The pastor at an Indiana church says he forgives a vandal or vandals who painted vulgar images and curse words on the walls of a building, which stands next to the church sanctuary. Continue reading Related Posts:Congregation burns down its own churchPastor in trouble with the law after selling church…Church leader forced ‘youth pastor’ to…Church plans Read more

Community patrol proposed after church vandalised Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A new community patrol group has been proposed for Temuka to monitor community safety following vandalism in the town. The Temuka Boxing Club and St Joseph’s Church were broken into and vandalised on Sunday. The church suffered more than $7000 worth of damage after two historical statues were destroyed. Continue reading Related Posts:Marlborough pastor pleased Read more

Church doors will stay open despite theft and vandalism Comments 0

Friday, August 19th, 2016

A Taranaki priest says the church doors  will stay open despite a recent theft which fleeced a parish of more than $2,000 in electronics equipment. Father Craig Butler said while crime which targeted churches was rare, the impact was widely felt among parishioners. In June, a thief made off with five microphones and other electronic Read more

St Junipero Serra statue vandalised at California mission Comments 0

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Days after St Junipero Serra was canonised by Pope Francis, a statue of him has been defaced in California in what local police say is a hate crime. The vandalism of the statue of St Junipero at Carmel Mission, where he is buried, came three days after the canonisation in Washington, DC. Vandals damaged statues, Read more

Christchurch Islamic Centre vandalised Comments 0

Friday, June 28th, 2013

A vandalism spree at the Christchurch Islamic Centre is not believed to be racially-motivated. Representatives of the Lincoln Rd centre contacted police today after finding the premises had been entered and damaged. Sergeant Todd Webley of Christchurch Police says there is no indication at this stage that the break-in was racially motivated. “There are no Read more

Vandals desecrate statue of Mary Comments 0

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

A statue of the Virgin Mary has been smashed in an act of vandalism. Church staff noticed the shattered shell in its grotto behind the church building in Maxwell Rd yesterday after the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Continue Reading and more   Related Posts:Statue of Virgin Mary seen ‘crying’ in Honduran…Parishioners pray for the return of Read more

Vandals deface another Jerusalem Catholic church Comments 0

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Vandals defaced the walls of one of Jerusalem’s best-known Catholic churches on Tuesday. Police said the perpetrators, who are believed to be Jewish extremists, defaced a wall leading to the Church of the Dormition, a century-old structure built on the site where tradition says the Virgin Mary died. The graffiti read “Jesus, son of a Read more