Church of the Beata Vergine del Soccorso Repeatedly Vandalized

Country: Italy

Date of incident: July 16, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



The portico of the Church of Beata Vergine del Soccorso, known locally as La Rotonda, is often used as a meeting place for young people in the city of Rovigo, despite an ordinance against it. Several times in the weeks before July 16th, mostly young people illegally climbed onto the historic porch and vandalized it, with a least one of them being caught on security cameras using it as a toilet on May 30th. The local police began an investigation.

Sources: Rovigo Oggi, Il Gazzettino
Photo: Threecharlie - own work, CC BY-SA 3.0