Reported crimes against the church in North America this week 1/23/2022

STAFF

This is a list of this week’s reported crimes against Christian congregations and church property in North America. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list.  These are only those that have come to our attention through media reports.

Reported crimes against congregations in North America were low this week. It is our hope that this is not because most are unknown, but that attacks on the Christian church were few.

A cathedral in Tallahassee, Florida held a dedication service after renovations were completed following a 2019 arson. WCTV reports Seth Johnson, 32, pleaded no contest to an arson charge that severely damaged the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee.

The search for vandals who caused thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to a church in North Alabama continues.  WHNT TV released video of some of the damage along with information about the effort to identify the criminals. Fox54 reports the vandals will face charges of burglary and criminal mischief.

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