Vicar of Oyonnax Parish Assaulted
Date of incident: July 15, 2018
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
A priest was assaulted after trying to calm a group of young people who were attacking customers who were celebrating the French World Cup victory in an outdoor cafe.
Father Raphäel Rigaud was wearing clerical attire when he was assaulted. Police began an investigation and it is unclear if the assault was religiously motivated.