Associated Press
Friday, August 9, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Officials in west Michigan are working to determine who is responsible for graffiti found spray-painted on doors of a Catholic church.

A statement released by Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Grand Rapids says symbols including two pentagrams surrounded by circles were found Thursday along with the numbers “666” and what appears to be an attempted upside-down cross.

The church says it’s working with police and reaching out to possible witnesses.

Pastor Robert Sirico wants the person or people responsible to come forward and “allow me to have a conversation with them about this incident.” He says “we offer our forgiveness.”

No damage was found inside the church. The graffiti was covered with paper after it was discovered. Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to contact police.

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