Fire Set in Lavaur Cathedral; Crucified Christ Figure Vandalized

Country: France

Date of incident: February 5, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



On the evening of February 5th, a strong smell of smoke alerted the secretary of the parish of Lavaur to a fire in the cathedral. When the firefighters arrived, only the altar cloth and the crèche had been consumed, but a cross was on the ground, along with a broken candle. The arm of Christ on a cross had also been twisted.

The mayor of Lavaur reacted very quickly by saying on Twitter: "God will forgive; not me."


Source: La Depeche 
Photo: Twitter page of Mayor Bernard Carayon