Tabernacle in Loire Church Vandalized

Country: France

Date of incident: April 13, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



The tabernacle in the church of Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire, 15 kilometers from Roanne, was vandalized on April 13th. The intruders perhaps expected they would find ciboriums and chalices by breaking the marble door of the tabernacle, but long ago liturgical objects of high value were moved to a more secure place. A complaint was lodged with the gendarmerie of Villerest.

Source: Le Progres; Photo by Havang, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons