Cases of Intolerance or Discrimination of Christians in Europe

Found 2010 case(s):

The Head of a Jesus Statue Used as a Toilet in Illegal Migrant Camp

During an inspection by Regional Councilor for Agriculture of the Northern League, Stefano Mai, of an illegal migrant camp in Ventimiglia, the head of a marble statue of Jesus was found covered with excrement and urine. The head had possibly been taken from a local cemetery and then used as a makeshift toilet. The discovery caused anger and upset in the local community and Councilor Mai publicly denounced the situation. Read more ...

Saint Paul Statue Decapitated in Dalheim; Left on Priest's Doorstep

A statue of Saint Paul near the church in Dalheim was discovered decapitated and the head was found on the doorstep of the local priest’s home. The discovery worried the priest, but the mayor decided simply to have the head restored onto the statue, rather than initiate an investigation. When asked if he thought the act was a symbolic gesture, he said it could have been a "random act." The priest said he was reassured but if it happens again, he would make his own arrangements. Read more ...

Church was Robbed and Vandalized in Onnaing

The sacristy of the church of Sainte-Maria-Goretti was broken into and vandalized. Wall tiles of the sacristy were broken, as well as candles and seats. Mass wine was stolen. Read more ...

Croatian Theatre Festival Included Play with Jesus Christ Rape Scene

A theater festival in Split was to include a controversial play which depicts Jesus Christ raping a Muslim woman wearing a hijab. This drew strong condemnation from Croatia's Catholic Church. Read more ...

Church Vandalized with Graffiti

During the Easter weekend the Church Saint-Géry in Quévy was vandalized with graffiti. The porch outside the church and sculptures inside the church, as well as the sacristy, were vandalized. Read more ...

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