Arson in Passau Catholic Church
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Tags: Vandalism (form of hate crime)
The damage amounts to at least 50,000 euros, mostly due to the smoke generated by the fire. Luckily, the flames coming from the altar didn’t spread, so the police and a church employee were able to extinguish it. Nothing was stolen.
The police reported that the motives of the attack are not known and that there are no signs that it was a political or religious act. Church authorities were stunned by this act.