Catholic cemetery in Smorgon vandalised

Country: Belarus

Date of incident: May 15, 2024

On Wednesday, May 15, unknown perpetrators set fire to a 19th century large brick chapel on the catholic cemetery in the town of Smorgon in Belarus. An image of Jesus and the roof of the chapel was burned. Parishioners are convinced that there was an act of profanation.

Investigations are underway. 

The cemetery belongs to the parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Smorgon. Previously, in December 2023, an unknown perpetrator wrought havoc on the grounds of the church of St. Michael the Archangel. Several religious statues and the priest's car were damaged. OIDAC reported about this case. 


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