Fire Set in Lavaur Cathedral; Crucified Christ Figure Vandalized
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."