The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns the vandalism of Churches of various denominations in Canada in recent weeks. Several other Churches have been targeted by arsonists.
Among the churches defaced and damaged were the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Calgary and the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Fisher Branch, Manitoba.
These are places of worship, where people gather to pray and to reflect. For their parishioners they are places of peace and spiritual unity. To desecrate these places is unacceptable and has no place in Canada. The UCC calls on law enforcement agencies to fully investigate these attacks.