Police Investigating Possible Satanist Graffitti at Cathedral in MN


In the Twin Cities Pioneer Press:

Graffiti was discovered on the Cathedral of St. Paul last weekend and police are investigating it as a possible hate crime.

White-colored upside-down crosses were spray-painted on five of the six main doors on the Summit Avenue side, according to a police incident report. It occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning.

Police received an initial call about the incident Saturday and generated a police report Monday.

The graffiti was quickly removed, said the Very Rev. Joseph Johnson, the cathedral's rector.

… “It was dealt with immediately,” Dennis McGrath, spokesman for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, said today. “It’s been removed. It could have been a prank, it could have been kids, it could have been somebody with an angry vendetta against the church.”