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There have been over 270 attacks against Catholic churches in the United States since 2020

Since civil unrest began on May 28, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, at least 278 attacks against Catholic churches: fire, paintings with satanic messages; broken stained glass and window panes; and religious idols were destroyed, often beheaded.



it was reported by Organization Catholic Votewhich assured that although the rioting and looting caused by the murder of an African-American man in Minnesota mostly subsided in the summer of 2020, Attacks on Catholic churches continue and intensify,

Attacks on Catholic churches have been recorded according to the count of the said organization. in 42 states. The most attacked entities are California (42), New York (28), Pennsylvania (19).Texas (15), Colorado (14), New Jersey (14), Massachusetts (12), Florida (11), Washington (11) and Oregon (10).

‘Hotspots’ with large clusters of attacks include New York City (25) and the Denver metropolitan area (13); Los Angeles (13), San Francisco/Bay Area (11); Washington DC (10); Boston (10); Portland, Oregon (9); Seattle (7); Chicago (6); and Houston (5). Some churches have been attacked multiple times.

One factor driving the attacks on Catholic churches was the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wed early May 2022. The attacks included graffiti with pro-abortion messages.

CatholicVote noted that only About 25% of the cases resulted in an arrest in connection with the assault. And the Joe Biden administration has refused to act to protect Catholic churches and stop these acts of domestic terrorism.

“The vandalism we are seeing today is increasingly Levels not seen since the late 1800s and by organized groups like the Know-Nothings and the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1900s,” said Brian Birch, president of CatholicVote.

A bulletin from the National Terrorism Alert System, released in June 2022, warned that it expected “the threat environment to become more dynamic, as various high-profile incidents could be exploited.” Violence against a variety of potential targets, including faith, “grassroots organizations” and “houses of worship”,

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