Persistent Littering and Vandalism in front of Cosenza Church
Date of incident: November 17, 2018
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
For years, the piazza and steps in front of the church of Santa Teresa in Cosenza has been littered with bottles, glasses, vomit and urine by young people who congregate there in the evenings and on weekends. However, as parishioners stepped past all of the litter and excrement to attend Mass on the weekend of November 17th, they were greeted with a new insult: the steps to the church were defaced with graffiti.
In September, the steps were broken and the church has considered erecting a fence to protect the property in the evenings.