Church and Bust of Pope Benedict XVI Spray Painted

Country: Germany

Date of incident: September 22, 2013

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private

St. Oswald church - the church in which Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his first mass - was spray painted with large letters. Local sources suspect radical left wing forces behind the incident. A bust of the former Pope in front of the main entrance was spray painted twice. In the first case the delinquent was identified, the second case remains unclear.

Private source known to Observatory.