Church Closed After Vandals Set Fire to the Pedestal of the Statue of San Vincenzo Next to the Church

Country: Italy

Date of incident: February 2, 2021

On February 2nd, unknown persons set fire to the pedestal of the statue of San Vincenzo next to the San Vincenzo Church. San Vincenzo is the patron saint of the San Vincenzo Church in Cremnago. Some of the parish members saw the flames and other witnesses say they saw some boys running away from the church at the time of the crime. The damage to the statue, which was immediately taken to the sacristy, is fortunately not severe. After the incident the church decided to close its doors for a couple of days and only reopen during liturgical celebrations.


Symbolic photo: Photo by Igor Lepilin on Unsplash