Fatima Vandalized: graffiti includes words “Islam,” “moon,” “sun,” “Muslim” and “mosque.”

 

Four statutes on the sides of the church as well as the church itself were painted with graffiti…

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FATIMA, Portugal, JAN. 12, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The church of the Holy Trinity and four statues at the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima were vandalized early Sunday morning.

In a press release Monday, officials from the shrine announced that in the early hours of Sunday morning, four statutes on the sides of the church as well as the church itself were painted with graffiti.

In the John Paul II Plaza, statutes of Popes John Paul II and Paul VI were painted. In the Pius XII Plaza, statues of Pope Pius XII and Bishop José Alves Correia da Silva were painted.

The graffiti includes the words “Islam,” “moon,” “sun,” “Muslim” and “mosque.”

According to the statement from shrine officials, “the difficult work of cleaning” is under way.

The communiqué added: “In reporting what has happened and without knowing who has done this, the shrine [officials] confirm [our] sadness and assure that the issue has been reported to the police.”

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8 thoughts on “Fatima Vandalized: graffiti includes words “Islam,” “moon,” “sun,” “Muslim” and “mosque.””

    1. You just purchased a fast-ticket to hell! One can NEVER wish the desecration of a church, no matter how much you may not like the style. SHAME ON YOU!

  1. That is so sad. I’m sorry that a disturbed Muslim did that. Obviously, he or she must have come accross a Catholic or Catholics that Crossed him or her. Or, this person was taught hatred for Catholics by those within his/her family, or mosque. Either speculation: this person or persons need Our Daily Rosaries.

  2. It is very unlikely that a Muslim committed this act of vandalism. It seems more likely that this is the work of an agent provocateur. Read your history, look around and draw your own conclusions.

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