Church Desecrated in Crete

Country: Greece

Date of incident: December 18, 2016

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist / Private

Unknown perpetrators entered the Orthodox church of the Archangel Michael near Lagoliou, set sacred books on fire in the sanctuary, and sprayed "Allah is great" in Arabic on the walls.

The Church of Archangel Michael is an important pilgrimage destination for Orthodox Greeks. Police are investigating.