Country: France

Church Vandalism


Posted on November 6, 2019 by


There has been a marked increase in vandalism against Catholic churches and cathedrals throughout France.  This violence has included arson and deliberate desecration of sacred symbols and artifacts housed in these Christian buildings. Vandals have smashed statues, set fires, torn down crosses, and destroyed sacred artifacts housed in churches and cathedrals. Earlier this year, there was a deliberately set fire at the historic Church of St. Sulpice in Paris just after midday mass on Sunday.  This cathedral was built in the 17th century and houses works by the Romantic painter Eugene de la Croix. St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Houilles… Read More »