“The number one goal of vandals in Moria is its new colours. Ten times they will break it, a hundred times we will fix it.”
This was the message by Makis Pavlellis, a local who lives and works in the town of Moria, the location of the infamous Moria Migrant Camp that has been responsible for the massive spike in crime on the island of Lesvos.
The Saint Catherine church in the small town of Moria hit international headlines when it was trashed by illegal immigrants.
Things only got worse for the church when it was then used as a place for illegal immigrants to defecate in.
Hearing of the destroyed church, volunteers from Gera in southern Lesvos, close to the town of Plomari, dedicated themselves to restoring it.
The hard work by the volunteers has finally paid off and the church that was trashed and defecated in by illegal immigrants, has now been fully restored.
There have been many other shocking events that have occurred in Lesvos this year, including two gangs of Afghani immigrants battling each other, African immigrants ridiculing and coughing on police in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and thousands of olives trees being destroyed.
In April, the main entrance to the Saint Raphael church close to the Moria migrant camp was also attacked, as reported by Greek City Times. This was just another incident in a string of many attacks against churches.
As a deeply religious society, these attacks on churches are shocking to the Greek people and calls to question whether these illegal immigrants seeking a new life in Europe are willing to integrate and conform to the norms and values of their new countries.
In response to the wave of church attacks, Hungary contributed $30,000 to assist in the restoration of churches in destroyed by illegal immigrants, as reported by Greek City Times.