Cases of Intolerance or Discrimination of Christians in Europe

Found 2093 case(s):

Three Roadside Crucifixes Heavily Damaged in Styria

Unknown perpetrators destroyed and stole three Christ figures three Christ figures in St. Stefan im Rosental. According to police, the roadside Jesus figures were forcibly demolished and stolen. Only parts of the figures remained on the crosses. All three cases were reported between August 31st and September 5th 2016. In total, a loss of several hundred euros was incurred. Police investigated. Read more ...

Christ Figure Torn from Public Crucifix

A Christ figure was found on morning of September 2, 2017 destroyed in St. Johann in the Saggautal (Leibnitz district). The unknown perpetrators struck and heavily damaged the crossroads crucifix, leaving the Christ figure hanging without arms or legs. Read more ...

Lidl Supermarket Group Removes Crosses from Santorini Churches on Greek Products

The supermarket chain Lidl promotes its Greek ERIDANOUS products with images of the famous Anastasis Church in Santorini, Greece, complete with its world-renowned blue dome roof. However, the packaging image has photoshopped out the crosses from the tops the orthodox churches. Lidl spokesman said "We are avoiding the use of religious symbols because we do not wish to exclude any religious beliefs," and "We are a company that respects diversity and this is what explains the design of this packaging." The company later apologized, "Our intention has never been to shock. We avoid the use of religious symbols on our packaging to maintain neutrality in all religions. If it has been perceived differently, we apologize to those who may have been shocked." Read more ...

Church Profaned in Layrac: Young People Smoked Shisha on the Altar

After a report of continuing disorderly conduct in the church of Saint Martin de Layrac, surveillance equipment revealed that a group of young people had been sitting on the altar smoking the lighted shisha with candles during the month of August. The police intervened and the parents were summoned. Read more ...

Jerez Church Vandalized with Graffiti

Nuestra Señora de Fátima was sprayed with graffiti reading "Pedophiles" and "God is bisexual. She loves everyone." Read more ...

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