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CNA Staff, Oct 22, 2020 / 04:15 pm MT (CNA).- Several religious statues— including two of Mary and one of Christ— outside Catholic churches were damaged in overnight attacks earlier this week, the latest of numerous acts of vandalism on Catholic churches and art this year in the US. Police

CNA Staff, Oct 19, 2020 / 10:18 am MT (CNA).- The Archbishop of Santiago de Chile condemned arson attacks that destroyed two Chilean churches Sunday, and called on Catholics to carry out acts of reparation for the attacks. On Oct. 18, groups of hooded protesters entered two churches in Chile’s

by JD Flynn Denver, Colo., Aug 13, 2020 / 01:33 pm MT (CNA).- After the statue of a saint was beheaded outside a Denver parish, the city’s archbishop said he’s praying for the conversion of those who have attacked churches and religious statues across the country in recent months. A

CNA Staff, Aug 2, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- A Polish cardinal has urged protesters to respect religious sensibilities after they attached a rainbow flag to a historic statue of Christ in the capital, Warsaw. In a statement published on the Polish bishops’ conference website July 29, Cardinal Kazimierz

CNA Staff, Jul 31, 2020 / 07:15 pm MT (CNA).- An unidentified man threw a firebomb into a chapel of Managua’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, severely damaging the chapel and a devotional image of Christ more than three centuries old. “This was a planned act, very calmly

By Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Jul 28, 2020 / 02:30 pm MT (CNA).- A fire tore through the parish offices of a historic Catholic church in Monroe, North Carolina early Monday morning, and though the damage is extensive, the church’s pastor is thankful that the blaze did not touch the

CNA Staff, Jul 22, 2020 / 03:55 am MT (CNA).- The fire that ripped through the Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes July 18 was reported around the world. But suspected arson attacks on French churches usually do not make international headlines. Since 2010, the Paris-based

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 20, 2020 / 03:43 pm MT (CNA).- Several Catholic churches in the United States reported vandalism and other damage to statues over the past weekend, the latest in a spate of church vandalism over recent weeks. At Our Lady of the Assumption Church

CNA Staff, Jul 19, 2020 / 02:26 pm MT (CNA).- A 39-year-old cathedral volunteer has been detained as part of the arson investigation after a major fire at the Cathedral at Nantes on Saturday. French authorities warned against any “premature” judgment of the detained man. “We must remain careful as

CNA Staff, Jul 17, 2020 / 09:01 am MT (CNA) A church in the New Haven, Connecticut parish at which the Knights of Columbus was founded was vandalized this week, with a satanic symbol painted on the door. Fr. Michael McGivney, who will soon be beatified, began his priestly ministry