Nativity Vandalized on Christmas Eve

Country: Italy

Date of incident: December 24, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Mario Seghezzi, the mayor of Martinengo, reported on Facebook that vandals destroyed the nativity scene installed near the parish church: “I am truly sorry for the vile act that took place on Christmas Eve. An act that hurts the serenity, magic, and warmth of Christmas." Because the vandalism was recorded by video surveillance cameras, the mayor expressed hope that the three identified vandals would repair the damage.

Sources: Bergamo News and Facebook Page of Mayor Mario Seghezzi
Photo: Facebook Page of Mayor Mario Seghezzi