Crucifix Destroyed in Płońsk

Country: Poland

Date of incident: May 28, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private

On May 28th, the Catholic Chapel of St. Padre Pio in Płońsk was the target of vandals who desecrated the chapel's crucifix by taking it off the wall and smashing it. According to the parish priest, a parishioner who came to pray in the chapel found the cross on the floor and the ceramic Jesus Christ statue from the cross broken into pieces. Police are investigating.

"This is crossing a line... The vicar came to inspect the place and to his horror, he saw that the cross was in fact profaned and devastated. It hurts to see what happened to the most important symbol of our faith, the cross," said the priest of the parish.

Sources: w Polityce and Facebook page of Parafia pw św. o Pio w Płońsku