Saint-Nicolas Church in Houilles Vandalized 3 Times in 7 days

Country: France

Date of incident: February 4, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



On January 29th, a Christ figure carrying a cross was thrown to the ground in the choir of the church of Saint-Nicolas. A few days later, on February 1st, the arms from the figure were broken. On February 4th, a statue of the Virgin and Child was attacked and shattered on the ground.

The parish priest called the damage to the 19th century statue of the Virgin and Child "irreparable" because it was "completely pulverized."


A complaint was filed with the police and a source close to the investigation said it was possible the incidents were connected. The investigation continues.


Sources: Le Parisien and Actu.fr 
Photo: Paroisse de Houilles et Carrières-sur-Seine