Styria: Arson in Church

Country: Austria

Date of incident: September 11, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Several confessional doors in the Church of the Holy Family in Kapfenberg (Diocese of Graz-Seckau) were set on fire. Because the fire was quickly discovered by church visitors, a greater degree of damage was avoided. The property damage includes the confessionals, a song book stand, and charred song books. Police were called to investigate.

Source: Heute