Desecration of Church in French Guiana
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.