"Black Block" Manifestation Assaults a Church

Country: Italy

Date of incident: October 20, 2011

During a "Black Block", a left wing militant manifestation in Rome, an unknown number of people entered the parish of Santi Marcellino e Pietro al Laterano and destroyed the crucifix and a statue of the Virgin Mary of Lourdes.

Source: Reported by the Nunciature of the Holy See.