The Archdiocese of Xalapa denounced the vandalism carried out against the Church of San José, Santiaguito, San Isidro and the convent of the Mothers of the Sacred Heart, located in Veracruz to the Attorney General’s Office (FGE).
The phrases that were painted on the walls of the temples were: “fire to the rapist church”, “No to obedience” and “Legal abortion”, among others.
A few weeks ago, the Archdiocese of León denounced similar acts of vandalism against the Cathedral Basilica of León located in León, Guanajuato. It was found graffiti with the phrases “It will be law”, “Legal abortion” and “Take out your rosaries”.
In both cases, the actors of these crimes are suspected to be members and/or supporters of radical feminist groups seeking the decriminalization of abortion in the country. These kinds of actions are a sign of these groups’ rejection of the church, Christian doctrine, and their stance against the prohibition of abortion.
Despite complaints and the request for intensified security, the authorities fail to implement adequate measures to ensure the protection of temples. Considering the current situation, with the limitations due to the health emergency caused by COVID-19, the lack of attention or protection becomes even more complex.