Reports of vandalism and acts of aggression against the Church in North America have been light this week.
A project to rebuild a church building destroyed by arson in British Columbia may be complete as early as June. The rebuild of Murray Church in Merritt has been slowed because of COVID-19 restrictions. The man accused of intentionally setting fire to the structure and two other houses of worship is awaiting trial. The court has issued a publication band on any specifics of the case.
Three statues at the Holy Rosary Church in Woodland, California were vandalized this week. No property was taken, and the motive – if any -behind the vandalism is not known. The Holy Rosary Church has been part of the Woodland community for more than 150 years.
A vandal or vandals set fire to a shrine in Ludlow, Massachusetts on Friday. A spokesperson for Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Ludlow said damage was limited to an arch over a statue of Mary.
A Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue has been restored at St. Patrick Cathedral in El Paso, TX after a year’s work to repair $25,000 in damage caused by vandal. The Police last year charged Isiah Cantrell, 31, with vandalism and drug possession shortly after the crime.
That’s a look at crimes against the church in North America this week