Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Pastor Shocked by Obscene Graffiti on Church Easter Sunday

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Pastor Shocked by Obscene Graffiti on Church Easter Sunday

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N.S. pastor shocked by obscene graffiti

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HALIFAX - A Halifax pastor says he felt "violated" after the front doors of his parish were vandalized.

St. Agnes Church was one of two Catholic churches in the Nova Scotia capital that were hit with obscene graffiti overnight on Saturday.

Father Paul Morris was preparing to deliver the 10:30 a.m. Easter mass when a concerned parishioner alerted him to graffiti on the front doors of the building.

Someone had spray-painted obscene words and drawings on the building, where Morris was expecting nearly a thousand people to attend the service.

"When you're the victim of crime, there is a great feeling of being violated. And that's how I felt. I felt sad, I felt angry, my head was spinning," he said in an interview Sunday.

"I think it's atrocious. It's appalling that someone would desecrate any house of worship. …

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