Confessionals Burnt in Cathedral

Country: Italy

Date of incident: July 8, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



A 58-year old man from the area set fire in one of the four confessionals of St. Peter's Cathedral in Frascati, near Rome, by igniting the padded seat. The perpetrator was caught due to the footage of 12 surveillance cameras in the cathedral. The man was described as mentally disturbed and was known for vandalizing places of worship in the past. He was arrested by the local police for arson and damaging a place of worship.

Sources: ilmamilio.itCastelli NotizieLa Notizia and il Caffè.tv