Nativity Vandalized on Christmas Eve
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.