Cases of Intolerance or Discrimination of Christians in Europe

Found 2054 case(s):

Terror Attack on Church in Helsinki Foiled

On June 18, 2017, Finnish police launched an operation in response to the threat of a terrorist attack on a church in Helsinki. The Temppeliaukio Church is located in the center of Helsinki less than a kilometer from the Finnish parliament and is a popular tourist attraction. The police sent several patrols to the church and the surrounding neighborhood to conduct raids. The following day, concrete barriers were erected to protect the church. Read more ...

Church Bulletin Board Set on Fire

During the night of June 15, 2017 the bulletin board of the Sacred Heart church in Roubaix, France was set on fire. A neighbor of the church saw the flames and raised the alarm. Read more ...

Cathedral Saint-Jean of Besaçon Vandalized with Anarchist Graffiti

During the night of June 14-15, 2017 the outer walls of the cathedral were tagged with slogans reading “our lives, our bodies belong to us” and “Down with charity, long live solidarity” (“Nos vies, nos corps nous appartiennent“ and “à bas la charité, vive la solidarité”) . The vandals also painted the anarchistic symbol “A” on front of the door twice. Read more ...

Church in Tamworth Vandalized

Damage worth hundreds of pounds worth was discovered on June 14, 2017 at St. Editha's Church, the oldest church in Tamworth, UK, by unknown vandals. Anti-Christian messages were scrawled on three different areas of the place of worship. The ancient doors and walls were tagged with statements such as “Lucifer runs this capitalist ruin”, “God has failed” and “deliver us to evil”. Reverend Alan Gordon and the church community were devastated that the church was targeted by this vandalism. Read more ...

Photographer and Naked Model Caught in Church

A photographer taking pictures of a naked model were caught in the center aisle of the church Saint-Antoine de Compiegne in Oise in front of the altar by two parish members who went to the church to pray the rosary for the Christians of the East. Read more ...

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