Vandalism of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gallipoli

Country: Italy

Date of incident: August 1, 2020

Area of case: Anti-Religion or humanism groups

During the night of August 1st vandals toppled over and smashed a stone holy water stoup in the small arena where religious masses are celebrated outdoors in the summer at the church of the Chiesa della Beata Vergine Maria Regina in Baia Verde di Gallipoli. The priest of the parish, Don Salvatore Leopizzi was immediately informed and saddened by the incident, which was not the first one to happen in his church. A police report was filed.

Sources: Corriere Salentino (and photo credit), Quotidianodipuglia