Vandals Desecrated Chapel with Spray Paint

Country: Italy

Date of incident: November 12, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Anti-Religion or humanism groups / Private



In Castrovillari, unknown vandals vandalized the chapel of the Madonna dell'Idria during the days before the 12th of November. The vandals smeared the altar with spray paint and the paintings above the altar, they also tagged the walls and some statues. The community was shocked at the sight of the images that circulated on the internet.

The president of the municipal council, Giuseppe Santagada said: "It is a serious and blasphemous act which, unfortunately, denotes a lack of principles and values".

Source and Photo: Dello L'eco Jonio