Church Vandalized in Lombardy

Country: Italy

Date of incident: May 11, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Residents in Solbiate Olona discovered that young people had been repeatedly entering the Chiesa del Sacro Cuore and covering the floor with wax melted from votive candles. The church is loved by members of the community who take responsibility for keeping it clean.

The case was raised by citizens of Solbiate who had complained about this behavior for weeks in their Facebook social group, suggesting that routine checks on the church be carried out.


Sources: Varese Press and La Prealpina