Forest Chapel in Auerbach Vandalized

Country: Austria

Date of incident: December 31, 2016

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Unknown perpetrators broke into the chapel, threw stones at the altar, smashed two glass domes containing statues of the Virgin Mary, and stole and destroyed 22 paintings and murals hung by pilgrims visiting the chapel.

Police are investigating.
Source: ORF.at