Italian Church Thief Urinated on Altar

Country: Italy

Date of incident: November 16, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



On the afternoon of November 16th, an unidentified man entered the Trasfigurazione del Signor church in Scorrano while it was empty and stole money from the donation box and a golden necklace from around the neck of a statue of the Virgin Mary. Before leaving the church, he urinated on the altar underneath the crucifix. The incident was captured on video and police are investigating the identity of the individual.

Sources: Giornale NotizieLecce News 24 and Lecce Prima