Vandals Leave Alvito Church without Electricity
Date of incident: February 17, 2019
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Using super glue, unidentified vandals damaged the wires in the electrical meter in the Chiesa di San Simeone Profeta, leaving the church without power and stopping the historic bell tower clock that had recently been restored.
During the Sunday Mass, the parish priest said that he did not deny the gravity of the vandalism, but asked the parishioners to see the positive aspect of the incident because without microphones, the Mass was "more intimate" than experienced by others.
The police inspected the damage, but no complaint was lodged.