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Re: Vandalism at St. Denis - royal reaction
In my opinion anyone resorting to violence to make a point falls under your description of troubled and/or malevolent.
the chance that it was just a random act of violence is there, but as the statement made clear acts of violence against the Catholic Church (be it in it's officials, buildings or artworks) are occurring throughout France so must have a more widespread origin.
i fear one reason might be the damage the Catholic church has allowed to happen to so many innocent victims of abuse by officials of the church while others turned a blind eye.
That brings to mind the Catholic churches that were burned down last year in Canada in the wake of shocking discoveries of graves of hundreds of the First Nations children forcibly taken from their families by the government to be "educated" by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and others -- never to be heard from again.
No doubt there are many people seething with rage and frustration about the Church's mixed response to clerical abuse, but the desecration at St. Denis may just as well have been the work of a troubled and/or malevolent person who happened upon an opportunity. That is why I hope the police solve the crime quickly before some random gay or Muslim or immigrant person is singled out and "punished" as retaliation.