More markings probed as councillor asks parishioners to ‘be more vigilant’
By Katie Barr
GARDAÍ in Inishowen are continuing to investigate satanic markings at Inishowen churches after more local chapels were targeted last week.
Two weeks ago the ‘Inishowen Independent’ reported that three local churches were vandalised with satanic markings over the weekend of July 23-24. Priests in Moville, Bocan and Aughaclay chapels were horrified to discover that someone entered the church and vandalised the altar cloths in the parish churches.
It is understood that in each case the letters ‘666’ were written on the altar cloths inside the churches, along with a small satanic symbol of a triangle inside a circle.
Priests urged parishioners to be cautious, however it is believed that a number of the same churches were once again daubed last weekend after more satanic marks were discovered on the altar clothes last Monday morning.
Local councillor Martin McDermott said that Aughaclay chapel was once again marked. He said it is believed that the vandalism occurred between 10am and 10pm on Sunday, July 31.
“Aughaclay closes at 10pm so it had to have been done before then,” said Cllr. McDermott.
“Now in the long evenings there are more and more people visiting the church and graveyard in the evening so I’d encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious to contact the Gardaí. The Gardaí are well aware of this and they are investigating,” added the Glengad public representative.
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