Lower Manhattan Church, Our Lady of Rosary, Vandalized In Latest Series of Attacks


For the second time in as many weekends there was an attack against a Catholic church in New York City.

Walter Chisolm, 42, allegedly broke into Our Lady of Rosary Catholic Church through a window and entered its shrine to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, where he damaged a large crucifix, on Saturday, July 15, according to an NYPD spokesperson.

Chisolm, who was wearing a purple priestly vestment robe and no pants, was arrested for vandalizing the Manhattan shrine to the first American Catholic saint.

He attacked a responding officer, striking him in the face, causing minor injuries, according to the NYPD.