Canada: Vandalism against churches on the rise

Canada: "End attacks on churches"

Vancouver police are investigating another case of vandalism. On Sunday the Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter was decorated with orange frescoes.

Vancouver police said last week that there had been a significant increase in attacks on local churches in the past two months. Since June 2, 13 cases of vandalism against churches and church properties have been investigated. Not only were windows smashed, but buildings were also threatened with fire.

At least six churches in British Columbia have been set on fire or damaged in the past few weeks.

Children’s graves in Canada

It is believed that increasing cases of vandalism against churches may be related to the discovery of graves of unmarked children near former schools for indigenous children, mostly run by Catholic churches. Schools were known for overcrowding, poor sanitation and unhealthy food. Students who spoke their mother tongue or participated in traditional ceremonies were severely punished.

(CTV News-SKR)

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