Vandalism in Parish Hall

Country: Germany

Date of incident: April 7, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private

Vandals ransacked the restrooms in the parish hall of the Catholic church of St. Leodegar Oberschopfheim (Friesenheim) causing an estimated €5,000 in damage. Toilet bowls and the sink were smashed, stall doors pulled from their hinges, and glass from broken windows and bottles was scattered everywhere. Lighting along the passage between the church and the parish hall was also destroyed.

The parish was shocked and appalled at the complete destruction of its facilities and urged witnesses to come forward. Police began an investigation and the perpetrators' motives have not been established.

Sources: Badische Zeitung and Lahrer Zeitung