Desecration of Church in French Guiana

Country: France

Date of incident: November 2, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



One or more unknown individuals broke into the church du Bon Pasteur and ransacked everything. The table of the altar was broken, furniture was knocked over, video material disappeared, the locks to the sacristy were broken, and consecrated hosts were emptied from the tabernacle. The parish priest and the church community were shocked and dismayed. An investigation was opened.

This was not the first time that the church had been vandalized, but according to the parishioners, this was the first time the church altar had been desecrated.


Sources: France info and France-Guyane