Police Investigate Series of Thefts from Churches in Vienne

Country: France

Date of incident: March 12, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Churches in the region of Vienne were the victims of theft from February 27th to March 12th. A ciborium was stolen from the church of Naintré, candlesticks were stolen from a church in Dangé-Saint-Romain, three chalices and two ciboriums were stolen from a church in L'Isle-Jourdain, and liturgical objects were stolen from churches in Saint-Julien-l'Ars, Morthemer, Chauvigny, and Lussac-les-Chateaux. Police investigated whether these thefts were the work of an organized gang.

Sources: La Nouvelle Republique and La Nouvelle Republique