Parish Priest Closed Church after Finding Urine in Holy Water

Country: Italy

Date of incident: July 9, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



After discovering urine in the holy water in the Chiesa Santa Croce (better known as "Chiesa dei Morti” or "church of the dead") in Canneto Sull'Oglio, the parish priest decided to close the church for a few days. The church is a sacred place for the local community, as the walls of the church have been covered with photos, plaques, and headstones of deceased loved ones since 1630.

Source: Gazzetta di Mantova