The Oct. 10 vandalization of Denver’s cathedral basilica that resulted in satanic and other “hateful graffiti” being scrawled on its doors and at least one statue brought to 100 the number of incidents of arson, vandalism and other destruction that have taken place at Catholic sites across the United States since May 2020.
Faith communities and politicians condemned an attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario, that police have labeled a hate crime.
A suspect was arrested in the case of vandalism at St. Athanasius Church last week. The suspect, identified by police as Ali Alaheri, 29, of 184 East 3rd St. in Brooklyn, has been charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime.
Police are hunting for a vandal who scaled a fence outside St. Athanasius Church early Friday and knocked a crucifix to the ground, doing “serious damage” in what is being investigated as an anti-Catholic hate crime.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will join Jewish and Muslim leaders outside the 90th Precinct stationhouse in Williamsburg to announce their joint contribution of funds for the restoration of two angel statues in front of Our Lady of Consolation Church.