Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception was vandalized overnight with messages and symbols of hate. Parishioners, clergy, and passersby were appalled by the display. Volunteers helped clean the sacred building and remove the expressions of antipathy.
The Archdiocese of Denver sent FOX31 this statement:
“It continues to be troubling to see the increased reports of vandalism at Catholic churches, both across the county and in our archdiocese, and it is certainly unfortunate when our parishes are targeted simply because of our beliefs.
Since February 2020, the Archdiocese of Denver is aware of at least 25 parishes or ministry locations that have been the target of vandalism, property destruction, or theft. This has included broken windows, damaged and defaced statues, graffiti, attempted arson, vehicle damage, stolen religious items, and other break-ins and thefts.