Churches in Alessandria Desecrated

Country: Italy

Date of incident: October 28, 2023

In the afternoon of October 28, the Church of San Giovannino was desecrated. A young man entered the presbytery, climbed onto the alter to reach for the crucifix and threw it on the floor, breaking it into several pieces. After that, he removed a crucifix from the wall at the front of the church and broke it. The incident was filmed by security cameras, though the man had put out the candles in the church as to not be recognized.

The same day, at the parish of Santo Stefano, a young man detached and kicked the crucifix of the main altar. The police are continuing to investigate the video footage from the vandalism of both churches. Furthermore, on November 1, it was reported that a small crucifix in a confessional in the Addolorata Church in via San Giacomo della Vittoria was detached and broken. 

source: Alessandria24Tendenze Di ViaggioAlessandria OggiLa Stampa

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