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Buenos Aires cathedral tagged with anti-Catholic graffiti

Vandals attacked the Buenos Aires Cathedral in Argentina last Friday, spray painting the walls with various slogans against the Church, Catholic priests and the Bible, Catholic News Agency reported.


The vandalism took place on Aug. 27 during a march organized by leftist organizations against the so-called “easy trigger,” or against “trigger happy” law enforcement officials.

The graffiti on the cathedral walls included epithets such as, “The only church that illuminates is the one that burns,” “burn the churches,” “rapist priests,” “when you read little you shoot a lot” and “I don’t read the Bible, I use it to roll joints.”

The vandals also tagged the National Museum of the Cabildo and neighbouring streets with slogans such as “the easy trigger is genocide,” “the State aims, the police shoot” and “good cop = dead cop.” Some of the tags bore the anarchist symbol.

The “7th Annual March against the Easy Trigger,” held in the city’s Plaza de Mayo, was called by groups including the Workers’ Socialist Movement and the Workers Pole to protest police shootings. According to Infobae news, relatives and friends of police shooting victims also called the march. 

However, according to La Prensa, the march organizers said they had nothing to do with the graffiti on the cathedral, and did not know who the perpetrators were.

The Network for the Respect of Religion, an organization started in June whose mission is to ensure respect for Catholicism in Argentina, repudiated the attack. It complained that “there was no prevention, action or reaction from the national or municipal authorities, nor was there a subsequent statement condemning the outrage.”

Source: Catholic News Agency

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