Vandalism and Islamic Graffiti inside Aachen Chapel

Country: Germany

Date of incident: April 21, 2024

On Sunday, April 21, Ursula Becker, a member of the parish council at St. Katharina, Aachen, discovered garbage and graffiti in the parish's St. Mary Chapel. Among other things, "Allahu Akbar" was written on the walls and doors. The crime must have happened between 12 and 4 p.m.

The parish priest, Matthias Goldammer, rejected the advice to keep the parish closed. "It is painful enough that we cannot open our church completely without supervision. The St. Mary's Chapel should definitely be preserved as a contact point for those praying and for everyone who wants a moment of peace," he said.