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Mississauga church vandalism leaves community in shock

WATCH: Three incidents in a month have resulted in the statue of Christ destroyed, pages from the Bible torn, and a community asking why someone would do this to their church. Angie Seth reports.

Police have launched a hate crime investigation after a Mississauga church was vandalized three times within a month.

The pastor says a white stone statue of Jesus in front of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church was spray-painted with black paint on Sunday.

On Tuesday night, graffiti was spray-painted on the front and back of the church and along the wall of a neighbouring school.

Those incidents follow one last month when the pastor says two-thousand dollars in donations was stolen by suspects who also broke the hands of the Sacred Heart statue.

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