Incident: Our Lady of Fatima church vandalized

General Information
Title: Our Lady of Fatima church vandalized
Country: Brazil
State/Province: Rio de Janeiro
City: MacaƩ
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Date of Incident: 2019-08-13
Security Level: Public
Summary:
A man entered a church in Brazil, dedicated to the Virgin of Fatima, and destroyed the altar. The desecration occurred in the church of Our Lady of Fatima. The bigot also hit the ambo from where the Mass readings are made. Two days earlier, on Sunday the 11th, the same man tried to disturb the order at Mass, "being impeded by the parishioners." After the incident, the church dedicated to the Virgin of Fatima was closed and will be reopened "in the coming days"
Nature of Incidents
Killings: 0
(Attempts) to destroy, vandalize or desecrate places of worship or religious buildings: 1
Closed places of worship or religious buildings: 0
Arrests/detentions: 0
Sentences: 0
Abductions: 0
Sexual assaults/harassment: 0
Forced marriages: 0
Other forms of attack (physical or mental abuse) 0
Attacked houses/property of faith adherents: 0
Attacked shops, businesses or institutions of faith adherents: 0
Forced to leave home: 0
Forced to leave country: 0
Non-physical violence : 0
Responsible Actor Category
Responsible Actor Name: Intolerant citizen
Responsible actor category: Normal citizens
Religion of Victim(s)
Religion of victim(s): Christian (Catholic)
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Web Sources
Name: Man destroys a church altar dedicated to the Virgin of Fatima with a mallet
Url: https://www.aciprensa.com/noticias/hombre-destruye-con-un-mazo-altar-de-iglesia-dedicada-a-la-virgen-de-fatima-43113
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