Vandalism of church in Madrid

Country: Spain

Date of incident: July 9, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



The church of San Bartolomé in the municipality of Fresnedillas de la Oliva was robbed and desecrated. The intruders tore the tabernacle off the wall and threw it to the ground, left sacred objects scattered on the floor and stole the money from the offering boxes. The sacristy and the catechism rooms were ransacked. The ciborium containing consecrated Hosts was overturned and the contents were scattered on the floor. The incident was reported to the police and the Archbishop of Madrid scheduled a Reparation Mass.

Sources: Aci PrensaEl Mundoabc.esLa Vanguardia and christianophobie.fr