[Utica, NY] Ukrainian Catholic Church vandalized
By ANDREW DONOVAN
Sep 23, 2012
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) – The St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Church on Cottage Place was vandalized overnight Saturday into Sunday and parish officials feel that it was an act of hatred.
The messages were very vulgar, so vulgar that we will not show them in their entirety.
Parishioners were arriving for their Sunday morning mass, only this week, they found the messages on the outside wall of their church.
Dr. John Kosar, a trustee for the church, said, “I don’t want to even call it graffiti because graffiti can sometimes be beautiful. In this case, it’s nothing but just hate and evil things written on the side of the building.”
Reverend Michael Bundz said he was not even sure what to do at first, whether it be call police or tell his parishioners.
St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Church was also broken into in July of 2008.