Girl Vandals Desecrate Cathedral


A group of six heathen Japanese junior college students visiting Florence took it upon themselves to desecrate the holiest site in the city, Brunelleschi’s crowning glory Florence Cathedal, a six hundred year old structure noted for its great dome, defacing the marble walls therein by scrawling irreverent graffiti on them in an act of brazen sacrilege.


The college in question has already apologised to the Italian embassy, and promises to discipline those teachers responsible for overseeing the execratory trip.


The heathen pack set upon the walls of the temple like their very namesake the Vandals, scrawling their names and school onto the hallowed walls with markers. The marks were discovered by another group of Japanese who informed the college; the girls commented “We were in a good mood so we wrote those things.”

The college prostrated itself before the great church, offering to pay for the repairs, but the munificent church only replied in Christian forgiveness: “After accepting your apologies we won’t ask you to take responsibility, there is no need to take your money.” Via Yomiuri.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 07/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I would of burned it down.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:48 21/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The insane should not be allowed access to computers. Please stick with your crayons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:54 28/07/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Brunelleschi dome is a great architectonical structure since the architect introduced some very innovative ideas that let him build such a large dome, that at the time was not less than a miracle.
    I hope that the bad news will at least lead some people to know more about that great building.
    You don't have to be christian to love christian art.
    I'm an atheist, but this does not mean I can't appreciate beatiful things. beautiful things have no religion.

    Comment by Karasu-kun
    09:06 25/06/2008 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lol and then as christians, they demanded that they hand over 6 preteen boys to the priests in Florence as recompense for the incident. And, um, if this was the 1400's and someone had a seizure they would've been deemed "possessed" and executed. So, yeah, get a life, 6 people's lives aren't worth a building you retarded sociopath.

    Comment by Yuun
    10:28 28/08/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    God must have reason and for them to set foot into the holy place. If it were me, I would have attempt evangelism instead. God Bless.

    Comment by DrmChsr0
    17:10 25/06/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    i am highly offended, on a purely artistic and architectural level.

    Though on the point of brazen sacrilege, the world does that easily enough. Enough to make the priests in the 1400s die from sudden heart failure due to nerd rage.

    Comment by Anonymous were in a good mood?... and obviously you want to be caught defacing one of the most historic buildings around? ...*face-palm*

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 24/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those wacky excuses kids can come up with these days.

    Comment by Caitlin

    This is very much a head-desk moment, I think.

    Comment by GARbej

    As an architecture student, this makes me sick. If this was the 1400's they would of been executed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:16 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    get off your horse there chump. As a title-bearing architect, i find this utterly funny.

    too bad they didn't etch the marble with and xacto knife. Those priests would have freaked!

    Comment by Anonymous

    The title you bear must be "Jackass".

    Comment by SpeedyTurtle4

    I'm an atheist and this still pisses me off. I'm disgusted that anyone would want to deface such and old and historic building.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I cannot help but think that the 'apologies' are for being caught and not for actually ruining centuries of structural history.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 24/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    More than likely, given their level of consideration should be unable to interpret the importance of centuries of history.

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