Lighting Stolen from the Cross of the Holy Spirit

Country: France

Date of incident: April 1, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



On April 1st, Easter Sunday, inhabitants of La Treille discovered that the solar panels, battery, and 70 LED lights which illuminated the La Croix Saint Esprit had been stolen. Unknown thieves had to climb 400 meters of rocky terrain to reach the cross. Losses amounted to 1,400 euros. The cross was installed less than a year before and was described as a reassuring "night light" for the 800 inhabitants of the valley. A complaint was filed.

Sources: France3 and Ciqlatreille