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UK Government Laywers Tell Christians: Leave Faith at Home or Find a New Job!”

January 1, 1970, European Institutions (EU, ECHR, et.al.)

Government lawyers have told the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that Christians should “leave their religious beliefs at home or move to another job” when faced with a clash between the requirements of their faith and their employment.

French Government to “Dissolve” “Religious Pathology” and “Excesses” in the Church

January 1, 1970, France

Instead of tackling the enormous number of anti-Christian vandalisms, President Hollande announced a new 'the National Observatory of Secularism' to come into being this year, tasked with closely monitoring religious organisations for any potential 'excesses.' French Interior Minister Manuel Valls highlighted various Catholic organisations, stating that "All excesses are being minutely registered in case we have to consider dissolving it."

Women At Pro Life Manifestation Attacked

January 1, 1970, European Institutions (EU, ECHR, et.al.)

Male pro-abortion protesters physically attacked several pro-life women during a rally on March 10 in Warsaw, pushing and kicking them. The pro-lifers were part of the organization Fundacja Pro and were carrying a controversial banner of a woman who died during an abortion.

Women At Pro Life Manifestation Attacked

January 1, 1970, Poland

Male pro-abortion protesters physically attacked several pro-life women during a rally on March 10 in Warsaw, pushing and kicking them. The pro-lifers were part of the organization Fundacja Pro and were carrying a controversial banner of a woman who died during an abortion.

Church Broken Into in Garevac

January 1, 1970, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Between the 22nd and the 23rd of May 2012, a church was broken into in Garevac, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The perpetrator(s) stole chalices which were used for Holy Communion.

Attempts to Silence Bishop for Voicing His Opinion About Gender Ideology

January 1, 1970, Spain

The Spanish political party, the United Left, presented a motion to the regional Parliament to convict the Bishop of Córdoba, Demetrio Fernández, for having spoken out his opinion on gender ideology. According to the motion, the bishop’s weekly pastoral letter entitled “Gender ideology breaks the family” was an acute case of discrimination. The motion, signed by spokesman Francisco Tejada, called on the government of Andalusia to “launch the legal mechanisms in the context of their power to prevent cases of abuse and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Priest Attacked After Confronting Thieves in Church

January 1, 1970, Italy

After celebrating the midnight Mass, parish priest, Father Massimo Malinconi returned to the rectory where he found four burglars.

Vaucluse Church Vandalized

January 1, 1970, France

The stained glass window depicting Jesus Christ in the church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Tour was found smashed.

Catholic School in Bubry Sacked by Vandals

January 1, 1970, France

The kindergarten and elementary private Catholic school Sainte-Hélène Bubry was attacked and the damage is estimated at several thousand euros.

Graffiti Attack on the Family Home of St. Bernadette in Lourdes

January 1, 1970, France

Municipal services in Lourdes took two weeks to remove obscene drawings and inscriptions painted on the family home of the revered Saint, despite complaints by neighbors and an alert from the online journal “Lourdes-Info.” The perpetrators of the vandalism are unknown.

Remigius Church Damaged

January 0, 0000, Germany

On February 28th, a perpetrator lit two candles and placed them placed one on top of and the other under the bench in the church of Remigius in Borken. The candles were discovered and put out at 17:55 by a witness. This led to minor damage.

Small Thefts Germany 2020

January 0, 0000, Germany

Series of thefts from churches across Germany in 2020.

Burglary in the Staldner Parish Church And the Church in Davos GR

January 0, 0000, Switzerland

In the night from Saturday to Sunday, unknown perpetrators broke into the Staldner parish church St. Michael and stole a sum of money worth about 800 francs. Another burglary incident took place in the church in Davos GR. After the abbatial service, unknown perpetrators stole the collections, which were intended to be given to Kids Foundation to support children with liver disease.

Several Acts of Thefts and Vandalism of Churches across Austria

January 0, 0000, Austria

Several acts of thefts and vandalism of churches have occurred across Austria

Various Cases of Thefts from Different Churches in the United Kingdom

January 0, 0000, United Kingdom

A perpetrator stole the charity box from St. John’ church project, Shildon Alive. Other equipment such as video camera and items worth about £560 were stolen from Angelican church All Saints’. A burglar broke into Preston church and stole money intended to help asylum seekers and vulnerable people. At the Pentecostal Church on St John’s Road, a thief stole two wheels from a church minibus. Police are looking for witnesses and clues. Some thieves stole cash from St.Mirin’s Cathedral. Police are appealing for witnesses. Cash and tin have also been stolen from St.Brynach’s church. Seven lawn mowers have been stolen from St John the Baptist Church, in Farnham Road. Three men from the West Midlands admitted theft over 30 churches in different parts of the country, including Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. Church of Little Massingham Church has also been a victim of theft.

Theft in the Kamionki Church And Priest Caught the Perpetrator

January 0, 0000, Poland

The Archdiocese of Poznan published a video on social media to expose the theft that had occurred in his parish of Kamionki near Posen. The church's donation box had disappeared. At that time the priest was at church and heard the noises of the perpetrators. The priest ran after one of the perpetrators and caught him. He is accused of at least four burglaries in churches in the area. The police opened an investigation and the perpetrator immediately confessed.

Wooden Fence and Sandstone Pedestal Sandstone At St. Josef Church Damaged

January 0, 0000, Germany

On the 11th December 2020, unknown perpetrators damaged three sandstone bases as well as wooden fence. The police claims that there is a high probability that a large vehicle has been the main cause of the damage.

Street Names 'Taig' Offensive to Catholics

January 0, 0000, United Kingdom

Taig Road and Taig Gardens have been named after Nathaniel Taig, a term considered as derogatory for Catholics. According to the Oxford Dictionary, ‘Taig’ means ‘’ “derogatory term for a Catholic or Irish nationalist”. The mayor claims that the name has been used to honor a committed politician. If the East Dunbartonshire council refuses to change the name, anti-bigotry campaign vowed to take the case to the Scottish government.

In Perpignan: A Convert Couple Deported and will be Sentenced to Death in Iran

January 0, 0000, France

Ata Fathimaharloei, his wife, Somayeh Hajifoghaha, and their two children converted to Christianity from Islam and sought asylum in France. The Christian refugee family in Pyrenees-Orientales are threatened with deportation and death sentence in their home country.

British Street Preachers under Pressure after New Legislation Passed

January 0, 0000, United Kingdom

More and more Evangelists in the UK, who preach on public streets are being prosecuted or are facing allegations due to the opinions they expressed. Due to the insecurity to know what can be or not be said, street preachers, but also comedians, secularists and LGTBT activists "came together (in 2013) against the criminalisation of “insulting” words or behaviour under the same Public Order Act. Referencing decisions by the European Court of Human Rights, they argued that freedom of speech did not only apply to information or ideas favourably received but also to those that offend, shock or disturb the state or any sector of the population. And they were successful. The removal of “insulting” from section 5 of the Public Order Act was heralded as a great victory which would prevent street preachers, comedians and peaceful protesters from facing unlawful arrest and legal uncertainty".