The church and museum at Mission San Jose in Fremont were still being cleaned up Thursday after being vandalized with graffiti last Friday.

The buildings were tagged with anti-colonial messages such as “Ohlone land,” “Catholicism is a colonizer religion,” and “Genocide is not a spectacle” in red spray paint.

Church officials believe the vandalism happened at around 3 a.m. Friday based on what was captured on security camera footage.

A statue of Father Junipero Serra in the mission’s courtyard was also vandalized with red paint and an American flag was also defaced, according to Bay Area News Group.

Mission San Jose was founded in 1797 and was inhabited by Ohlone Indians. An earthquake in 1868 destroyed the adobe church and other buildings. Reconstruction of the church replica began in 1982 and was completed in 1985….

“I am deeply saddened by this criminal behavior,” Bishop Michael Barber said. “I pray for those who have been assaulted spiritually by this act. May those who committed this terrible act be moved to a conversion of heart and may justice restore peace for all.”

The above comes from a Nov. 11 story on CBS/SF.