Renovated Church Vandalized in Seine-et-Marne

Country: France
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Tags: Vandalism (form of hate crime)

June 24, 2017: During the night of June 24, 2017 the church Saint-Vincent-et-Saint-Arnould was broken into and vandalized. The church door was broken and the tabernacle in the church was also forced open. A large processional cross was stolen, as was a vacuum cleaner from a professional cleaning company who were preparing the church for its reopening after a year of construction. The police opened an investigation.