Cases of Intolerance or Discrimination of Christians in Europe

Found 1784 case(s):

ECtHR Finds Greece Violated Rights of Conscientious Objector

The case concerned the authorities’ refusal to grant a Jehovah's Witness the status of conscientious objector and to allow him to do alternative civilian work instead of military service. The Court held that this was a violation of Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) of the European Convention on Human Rights. Read more ...

Self-Described Jihadist Violated Restraining Order; Destroyed Church Cross

The man arrested on September 9th for burning images of the Virgin Mary in the Church of Fontellas was arrested again a week later for destroying the cross atop the church of Ribaforada. Read more ...

Moroccan Man Arrested for "Islamist" Attack on Spanish Church

A Moroccan man admitted setting a fire that destroyed an ancient altarpiece and beautiful images in the church of Fontellas in Navarre on September 8, the day recognized by Catholics as of the Nativity of the Virgin (the day of the birth of the Virgin Mary). Read more ...

Hamburg Court Acquits Afghan Charged with Attempted Homicide against Christian Convert

Christian leaders and the Christian Police Union criticized the acquittal, noting that all of the witnesses were Muslims - many of whom helped the accused flee after the incident. Read more ...

Porch of Church Burnt as Street Fire Spread

In Roubaix, the porch of the church of Sacré-Cœur was destroyed by fire during the night from 2-3 September. Rubbish, including a bench, were burned on the boulevard de Strasbourg and the fire spread to the door of the church. Read more ...

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