Cases of Intolerance or Discrimination of Christians in Europe

Found 1880 case(s):

Two Priests Attacked in Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome

A 41-year-old man attacked two priests with a broken glass bottle and both had to be hospitalized. The attacker fled, but was quickly caught by the police. The motive for the attack is unclear. Read more ...

Christmas Crib Set on Fire on Eve of Epiphany Holiday

Unknown perpetrators intentionally set fire to the straw at the base of the crib, burning all of the figures in the Cathedral of Saint-Étienne. The Archbishop expressed the pain of the community, saying that the crib expresses the heart of the Christian faith. Read more ...

25 Year Old Smashed Shrine and Set Fire to Crèche

The perpetrator, a Gambian with a valid residence permit, broke the glass case containing a statue of the Virgin Mary in the courtyard of the Church of the Madonna del Rosario and then burned the Christmas crèche, completely destroying it. He admitted the act to the police, saying that he was Muslim and wanted to destroy the Christian symbols. Read more ...

Chapel in Brunau am Inn the Victim of Theft and Vandalism

Unknown perpetrators beheaded a statue of St. Barbara and stole a Christ figure from a cross and several other sacred objects. Damage is estimated at around 5,000 euros. Police are investigating. Read more ...

Chapel in St. Radegund Damaged by Vandals

On New Year's Eve, unknown perpetrators vandalized a chapel, damaging a statue of the Virgin Mary and burned prayer books and wooden objects nearby. Damages are estimated at around 1,000 euros. Police are investigating. Read more ...

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