A Catholic church in New Haven, Connecticut, Thursday morning was found defaced with Satanic symbols, according to church leadership.
The church, which houses the congregation of St. Mary’s, where the Catholic lay order the Knights of Columbus was founded, was vandalized between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., John Paul Walker, the church’s pastor, wrote in a Facebook post. Walker reported that “words and various symbols including a satanic one were painted on the outside doors of the church.”
Walker added that the church will remain closed while it is cleaned and blessed.
“I would ask everyone in the parish to pray to Our Lord in reparation for this sacrilege, and to St. Michael for protection against all the powers of hell,” he said. “Please pray, too, for the perpetrator of this action, who is clearly a very disturbed individual in need of serious help.”
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