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Profanity spray painted on two Halifax churches before Easter Sunday mass

Saint Benedict and Saint Agnes parish were both vandalized with spray paint early Sunday morning.
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HALIFAX- Many churchgoers on Easter Sunday were expecting to hear about the resurrection of Jesus, but instead found vandalism on two Halifax-area churches.

Saint Benedict Church on Radcliffe Drive in Clayton Park and Saint Agnes Parish on Mumford Road were both vandalized with spray paint during the early morning hours of Sunday.

Father James Mallon, former pastor at Saint Benedict, said the vandalism is disturbing to see and significant given the time of year.

Mallon said the incidents are unfortunate and feels sad for the person who vandalized the two properties.

He added it's fitting it happened Easter Sunday; given Jesus has been often considered a divisive person in history.

"We all do things we don't want to do or say, or think things that are wrong," he said. "But we can can find mercy and peace."

Mallon hopes the culprit will be able to find peace and not carry out these acts anywhere else.

The vandalism was quickly tidied up, as Mallon said nearly 2,000 people attend two Sunday masses.

Mallon said police were contacted and security cameras caught the act around 2 a.m. Sunday.

In a release late Sunday afternoon, Regional Police confirmed an investigation is ongoing into both incidents, which at this point are believe to be related.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incidents to call police at 902-490-5020 or to leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.



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