Intimidating paintings have been sprayed on the walls of the historic St Theodoros Trion Church in Turkey’s central Anatolian province of Nevsehir.

“The priest is not in, he has gone to the mosque!” read the offensive slogan on the church’s walls, Haberturk daily reported on Nov 19.

A dog figure was also painted on the walls while the church was vandalized with some other intimidating slogans sprayed on its garden walls as well, according to Haberturk.