Vandalism of Alpine Church Continues

Country: Italy

Date of incident: May 25, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Vandalism such as graffiti and littering has been a recurring problem at the ancient church of Santa Maria in Colle. (Link below to April incident). On May 25th perpetrators struck again. Graffiti in the form of doodles and insults was found on the church walls and quickly removed. In a response to the persistent vandalism, a local historian appealed to everyone to keep the church clean and sacred by emphasizing the value and importance of the place for the community and accentuating that workers once had given their lives to build this church. However, the vandals were little impressed by his appeal and made the church their target as they returned to cover the freshly whitewashed walls of the church with graffiti again that same night.

Read about April incident here


Police and the town community are now thinking of a long-term solution.


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