Catholic shrine vandalized in Kerala, India

  June 22, 2015

  Kerala, Kollam

  Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On June 22, 2015 at Tangasseri, Kollam, the Pieta shrine that was found to be desecrated. The roadside Pieta shrine attached to the Holy Cross Parish Church in the Anglo Indian enclave was found to be desecrated by vandals. One of the posters pasted inside the shrine said that the Jerome Nagar commercial complex, a shopping mall of the Kollam diocese, will be attacked with bombs. Other posters contained derogatory language against clergy. Printouts of Mata Amritanandamayi containing her messages and photos were also pasted there.

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