3 Ohio churches spray-painted with anti-Christian graffiti
3 Ohio churches spray-painted with anti-Christian graffiti. (Source: WOIO)
WELLSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Officials say police are investigating after vandals spray-painted upside down crosses and other anti-Christian graffiti at three northeast Ohio churches.
Tom Brophey, a member of the now closed Immaculate Conception Church in the village of Wellsville says he's putting a tarp over a Virgin Mary statue. The statue's face is covered in black paint and has an upside down cross painted on its body.
Wellsville is located about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh near the Pennsylvania border.
Upside down crosses also cover a Wellsville United Methodist church sign.
A Covenant Presbyterian church door had the word "Satan" painted on it. Remnants of the marks remain visible.
Village Mayor Nancy Murray tells WTOV-TV police are asking stores that sell spray-paint to contact police.
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