Obscene Vandalism on Salerno Church

Country: Italy

Date of incident: October 31, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Vandals sprayed a phallic symbol in foam next to the Madonna on the bronze door of the church of Santa Maria a Mare a Mercatello on Halloween. The priest, who called the act disrespectful and offensive, reported that this was not the first instance of vandalism, as the churchyard is a frequent target of vandals. Both the priest and the parishioners were upset and discussed closing the churchyard and installing security cameras it the area.

Sources: L'Occhio di Salerno and Salerno Notizie