Cases of Intolerance or Discrimination of Christians in Europe

Found 2010 case(s):

Three Christians, Employees of a Christian Publishing, Tortured, Stabbed and Killed

Three Christians tortured, stabbed, and killed in Turkey. Four of the five men detained, confessed having committed the crime for nationalist and religious reasons. Read more ...

Bishop in Court for Criticing Homosexual Behaviour

In April 2007 André-Mutien Léonard, then the Roman Catholic bishop of Namur gave an interview in the weekly magazine Télé Moustique, where he was asked his opinion on homosexuality. In his answer he referred to Sigmund Freud and deduced that homosexuality was essentially psychological in nature. The court cleared the bishop - but the fact that he went through trial is of great concern. Read more ...

Catholic Church Forced to Withdraw from Adoption

New gay rights law forces the Catholic Church to pull out of offering adoption services in the UK. Read more ...

Church Attacked in Kosovo

In Dean/Decane, Kosovo, the wall of one of the Serbian-Orthodox church’s most revered sites, a 14th-century monastery, was damaged by an anti-tank missile. On 4 May, the Kosovo police service said they had identified a suspect, but no arrest was made. Read more ...

Community Metal Cross Broken and Dragged Away

In Prozor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, four people broke down a metal cross that belonged to the Catholic community from a nearby village, and dragged it a few hundred meters away. The four defendants signed a plea agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office in Mostar, admitting their guilt. Three defendants were sentenced to two months’ imprisonment with a probation period of one year, and one defendant got a sentence of three months’ imprisonment. Read more ...