Rampage in Umbria Church

Country: Italy

Date of incident: May 5, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



During the night between May 4th and 5th, vandals ransacked the church of San Girolamo in Narni. On Sunday morning the 5th, the priest discovered that statues, benches, and kneelers had been overturned and damaged. Wires were torn from the sound system, furnishings in the sacristy and other rooms were destroyed, and sacred books had been thrown to the ground. As a result of the extensive damage, Mass had to be cancelled. A complaint was filed with the police.

Sources: Corriere dell' Umbria and Tutt Oggi