“I am totally disgusted by the actions of those who broke into this church and carried out such mindless vandalism,” said Mr Doherty.
“To defile any building in this way is shameful, but to do it to a church is particularly disrespectful to those who worship there. I simply do not understand the mentality of these vandals. This attack was not just on a church but the entire community.
“I would urge anyone with any information whatsoever on this incident to contact police with it immediately.”