Dissident republican attack on church condemned

 

Dissident republicans who daubed terrorist graffiti on a church are trying to ignite new sectarian violence, it was claimed today.

Continuity IRA slogans have appeared on the Presbyterian building at Greystone Road, Co Antrim.

Mr Ken Wilkinson, a loyalist Progressive Unionist Party spokesman said: "It's gone as low as it can when they are targeting a church.

"There's already problems between Sinn Fein and the dissidents, and now they are looking for a reaction from loyalism."

As the slogans were painted over, the parish priest for the area expressed his outrage. Father John Murray said: "This is just mindless vandalism without any respect for God's house.

"I'm saddened to hear about this and whoever was responsible must cut it out," he added. 

PA