"The Mafia never loses" - Ancient Church Vandalized with Graffiti

Country: Italy

Date of incident: November 25, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private

"The Mafia never loses" (“La mafia non perde mai”) and other graffiti were discovered by the volunteers of the "San Cataldo Baia della Legalità" association in an ancient church by the bay in Terrasini.

The mayor of Trappeto Santo Cosentino said the writing and damage was "ignoble and cowardly gesture. I firmly condemn these deeds in the name of the whole city administration."

The sanctuary had been abandoned and damaged for years until a 2015 restoration project revitalized the area. However, some critics called the €400,000 restoration an enormous waste of money, saying that as soon as the ribbon was cut, the church was abandoned again. 

Source: Il Tarlo and Partinico Live