South Antrim Alliance MLA John Blair has condemned an attack on a Catholic Church in Ballyclare, which police are treating as a hate crime.
He said: "Discovered on Easter Sunday, this was a despicable attack set to cause pain and distress.
"Everyone has the right to feel safe in their place of worship. The community will rally, sending a signal to those responsible that they are not supported in their actions.
"I'd urge anyone with information to contact the PSNI as soon as possible."