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Regarding the Recent Act of Vandalism at St. Peter's

The Italian American Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (IALA) condemns the vandalism of St. Peter’s Italian Catholic church, the national Italian parish for southern California, located near downtown Los Angeles that took place during the morning hours of Monday, October 11th, 2021. According to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) the incident is being treated as a hate crime. 

IALA stands in solidarity with St. Peter's, a truly special and peaceful place of worship and community. With worshippers who reflect the diversity of its past and present communities, it provides physical and spiritual nourishment and comfort daily to any and all who seek it. Its artwork, architecture and warm Italian traditions have been cherished for generations, and extend a hospitable invitation to all. Many, however, believe its greatest treasure to be its enduring light, quietly and warmly shining forth for all to see, as it daily lives out this message:  "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."  Matthew 5:14-16.  Avanti con coraggio, chiesa di San Pietro!

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