Arson Attempted Twice in Senigallia Cathedral

Country: Italy

Date of incident: March 19, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



An unidentified person set fire to the altar tablecloth in the chapel near the cathedral entrance. At about 8:30 a.m. on March 19th, parishioners and a priest noticed flames and smoke coming from a chapel altar and immediately extinguished the fire. The priest then reviewed surveillance footage and observed a man entering the cathedral and setting fire to linens in a different part of the church, as well. The police were called and began an investigation, noting that there were signs of forced entry on several doors.

Sources: Senigallia Notizie and Vivere Marche