The Maria chapel on Noord-Brabantlaan in Eindhoven was vandalized somewhere between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Swastikas and blasphemous words were spray-painted on the chapel and a statue of Mary was smeared with red paint, Omroep Brabant reports.
Words including “Jesus is the devil” and “death to the Christians” were discovered on the chapel on Thursday morning. The board of the parish is shocked. Board member Nico van Dongen is especially upset for the people for whom the chapel is a special place, the elderly and families with children who come to light a candle when they cycle past, he said to the broadcaster.