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Statement of Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, concerning vandalism at missions

June 22, 2018 | posted by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS

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Statement of Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, concerning vandalism at missions

I was saddened to learn of the vandalism which occurred at Mission San José and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Video surveillance has been turned over to law enforcement for investigation. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but to express those views by disrespecting historic religious structures -- which are also World Heritage sites -- in a sacrilegious act is horrible. We pray for those who perpetrated this destruction, as peace overcomes hatred. Let us work together to preserve history, culture and religion.

Declaración del Arzobispo Gustavo García Siller, MSpS, sobre el acto de vandalismo en las misiones

Me entristeció enterarme el día de hoy del vandalismo ocurrido en la Misión San José y la Misión San Juan Capistrano. Las imágenes tomadas por las cámaras de seguridad han sido entregadas a las autoridades para su investigación. Todos tienen derecho a sus propias opiniones, pero expresarlas faltando al respeto a las estructuras religiosas históricas, que también son sitios del Patrimonio Mundial, en un acto sacrílego es algo horrible. Oramos por aquellos que perpetraron esta destrucción, ya que la paz supera el odio. Trabajemos juntos para preservar la historia, la cultura y la religión.