A church in the Soulard area of St. Louis is asking police to investigate after racist graffiti was written twice outside its doors.

KMOX Radio ( http://cbsloc.al/vyK42X) reports that the graffiti was written at the Rock Church of Soulard between Christmas and Dec. 30.

The church has existed since 1864 but came under new ownership three years ago and has since grown its ministry to the homeless. That has led to some concerns, as city officials have received complaints about large crowds of homeless people on the sidewalks around the church.

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Information from: KMOX-AM, http://www.kmox.com