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'Satanic' attacks made on three churches in Donegal
‘Satanic’ symbols were drawn on the church’s altar cloth, it was discovered last Monday.

THREE CHURCHES IN the same area of Donegal were targets of a ‘satanic’ attack last Sunday.

St Mary’s Church in Bocan, Culdaff, discovered that symbols had been drawn onto their altar cloths, and similar attacks were reported in two other parish churches in the area of Inishowen.

The attack at St Mary’s Church is believed to have occurred between midday and 7pm on Sunday 24 July. The incident has been reported to the gardaí and an investigation is underway at Carndonagh garda station.

Local councillor Bernard McGuinness (FG) has condemned the attacks and has called on anyone who might have noticed anything unusual to report it to the gardaí.

A curate of St Mary’s Church Bocan said in an interview with the Donegal Daily that they were shocked to find the graffiti last week.

“We’ve never had anything like this happen in Culdaff before. While I’m not unduly worried, I would urge anyone not to approach people they see hanging around the church. You just don’t know what might happen these days.”

No other similar incidents have been reported in the area recently.

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