Vandals Burned Bible and Song Book; Left Feces in Church

Country: Germany

Date of incident: May 31, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



On May 31st, the Lutheran Nikolaikirche in Caldern was the target of vandals. Sometime between 8:30 am and 1:30 pm, unknown perpetrators entered the church, set fire to the bible and hymn book on the altar, and damaged three large candles. They also broke into a cabinet and a chest, but stole nothing. Finally, they left a pile of feces at the church entrance and another on a bench outside the church. Property damage amounted to approximately 300 euros and it is not yet clear how the perpetrators accessed the church. For the time being, the church will stay closed while investigations are ongoing.

Sources: Oberhessische Presse (video and photos), Lahntalkirche.de, and NH24 


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