Religious display vandalized in Daley Plaza

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Members of the Thomas More Society say a public prayer vigil set up in Daley Plaza was vandalized Wednesday morning.

The display is part of the Divine Mercy Project vigil that was scheduled to run from last Friday to this Sunday.

Thomas More officials say someone left the vigil for a moment and it was vandalized.

A banner had holes poked into it and a glass case was broken.

The founder of the Divine Mercy Project, Michael Sullivan, says they’ve been doing this for four years without a problem. What changed this year, he says, is the neighborhood on the plaza. They were joined by a display from the Freedom from Religion Foundation, which he thinks has a pretty simple goal: “To create an atmosphere of hate.”

Sullivan suspects there’s a connection to the vandalism and says if there is, he welcomes it.

“If you’re not getting opposition from the enemy,” he says. “If you’re not getting people attacking you, then you’re not living the Christian life.”

Divine Mercy Project have filed a police report and they hope all the cameras around the plaza will help them track down the culprit. Meanwhile, they’re getting set to fix the display and taking donations from those who want to help.

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