Parish Church Vandalized

Country: Germany

Date of incident: November 2, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Police reported that two teenagers are suspected of having caused at least €3,000 in damage to the Reichertshausen parish church St. Stephanus between August 31st and September 13th. Many statues were damaged: the wing of a dove (representing the holy spirit) was broken, the statue of John the Baptist was damaged, and the head of a statue on the altar was broken off. A foul smelling and foamy liquid was poured into the holy water. The sacristan who discovered all of this damage also found remainders of ashes and crumbs, spilled beverages, a burned prayer book, and the note “F… dich Gott” (“F… you God”) in a book for prayer requests. 

Sources: Pfaffenhofener KurierPfaffenhofener Kurier


Photo by Philipp Hayer, CC BY-SA 3.0