Insulting Graffiti at the Vatican on Right Side of Bernini’s Colonnade

Country: Italy

Date of incident: April 5, 2014

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private

Bernini’s Colonnade, which had been restored in preparation for the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, was found to have graffiti on the right side with the words, in poor English, “Catalic is Hitler.” Implying that a Catholic is like Hitler.