(CNA) Cardinal Timothy Dolan has denounced the defacement of St. Patrick’s Cathedral after protesters affiliated with Black Lives Matter Brooklyn and Justice for George spray painted graffiti on its exterior.
Dolan said in a January 5 opinion piece in the New York Post that while he had been silent about previous defacements of the cathedral this summer, he decided it was time to speak out, at the behest of some of his parishioners.
“Not this time. As a woman from The Bronx e-mailed me to say: ‘Cardinal Dolan, it’s time we learn from our Jewish and Islamic neighbours. A synagogue or mosque is defaced, and they are quick to condemn it. The governor and the mayor would join in. They are right.’”
“So is she. This attack on Saint Patrick’s was ugly and unlawful.”