Church in Aisch Vandalized

Country: Germany

Date of incident: October 3, 2023

The church of St. Johannes in Neustadt an der Aisch was vandalized on October 3. Presumably three young teenagers left a trail of destruction. Pastor Daniel Bittel of the parish of St. Johannes said he encountered the three vandals, but only later realized that they were probably responsible for the destruction. Bottles of wine and beer and flour from the thanksgiving altar had been scattered, nearly all the offering candles had been thrown to the ground, and praise books had been torn to pieces in the front of the church.

Police have been investigating using camera footage, as the three perpetrators even waved into the camera.  There had been smaller incidents of vandalism in St. Johannes church in the past, like a smashed window and a swastika symbol painted on the church.


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