Ahlen church closed due to repeated vandalism

Country: Germany

Date of incident: March 4, 2024

Due to repeated vandalism the St Mary church in Ahlen decided to keep its doors shut outside church services. A board on the door indicates: "Currently closed due to vandalism".

The local parish priest, Reinhard Kleinewiese explained that this is no new phenomenon. "At irregular intervals, it happens again and again." Incidents have accumulated in the last three years.

Source: Westfählische Nachrichten

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