Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry O'Reilly has slammed the latest in a series of attacks on a North Belfast Catholic Church.
The North Belfast Councillor said:
"Last night's fire bomb attack on St Mary's on the Shore Road was despicable and completely sectarian.
"St Mary's has been targeted repeatedly and this attack was the latest in this series of incidents.
"Paint was also thrown at the church and petrol and bottles recovered nearby.
"I'm calling for those within Unionism to stand shoulder to shoulder with St Mary's parishioners and use whatever influence they have to end the attacks.
"Local people are very upset at this latest attack. There is no justification for such attacks on any place of worship." END