U.S. President Donald Trump this month signed a bill into law increasing punishments for criminals who target churches or religiously affiliated organizations.
Two New York men are facing charges connected to the Aug. 19 vandalism of a Greek Orthodox Church building.
A Fort Worth, Texas man is sentenced to 40 years in prison for the January arson of a church building.
A congregation in Fargo, North Dakota is praying for the vandal or vandals who destroyed a statue on church property. Someone this week destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. The damage was discovered on Aug 1.
Four vandals have been arrested for an attack at a South Carolina Baptist church on July 7.
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on July 17, more than 70 police officers and workers forcibly demolished Liangwang Catholic Church in China’s Shandong province. Liangwang Catholic Church is a state-sanctioned church and had been registered since 2006.
Two teens have been charged with arson for a 2017 fire that destroyed the sanctuary building of a Las Vegas Church.