Evangelical Church Vandalized

Country: Germany

Date of incident: November 14, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private

The Evangelical church of St. Simeonis in Minden was vandalized during the night on the 11th of November when unknown persons sprayed the southern church door and a wall with graffiti. In 2017, a precious 19th century window was destroyed.

"It hurts when, on the one hand, many people help with their small and large donations to preserve our ancient church walls, but on the other hand, other people behave so disrespectfully and destructively," said Pastor Andreas Brügmann. 

He estimated the damage at €750 and another €400 for a damaged showcase window. The showcase was damaged by vandals a few days before the graffiti incident. 

Source: Mindener Tageblatt