NB – Google Translate: Screaming phrases from the Koran Moroccan devastates a church in Trentino
Mumbling phrases in Arabic of the Koran a Moroccan has thrown to the ground and severely damaged five statues of artistic and other furniture and religious objects in a church of Trentino. The devastation took place Thursday afternoon in the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cles (Trento), starring a 67 year old Moroccan who was arrested by the police. The alarm was raised by a woman seeing that man, mumbling phrases in Arabic, was entering and leaving the church, where he had previously held the Mass and that at the time of his action was deserted. The Moroccan has acted in a few minutes using an iron rod was thrown to the ground the statue of the Madonna and Child, the Immaculate , those of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Sorrows and the statue of St. Joseph with the Child . On these statues was so avid using six solid silver candlesticks dating back to 1700. Candelabra with papal bull of protection for those who had stolen or sold. The vandalism has also targeted the marble altar and the baptistery, which shattered, two altar and a big picture of ‘ Assunta. All items are damaged cataloged at the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage of the Province of Trento.
According to the police the gesture must be connected to problems of mental and not to religious fanaticism.