Press Note - 7th January
The Vandalism of the Graveyard at the Church of St Michael, Mahim
It is regrettable and painful that the graves of Catholics were vandalised at the Church of St Michael, Mahim. The sentiments of the community are deeply hurt as this act is not only involve the destruction of religious objects, but also disrespect for the dead. The police are investigating the incident and we remain hopeful that the perpetrator of this vicious crime will be brought to task.
While the Church appreciates the support and assistance of various groups, we strictly do not wish to give this act a communal overtone.
We trust the investigation of the police and are assured that those involved will be shortly arrested.
Archdiocese of Bombay