Two Fires Intentionally Set in Autun Church

Country: France

Date of incident: July 22, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



At 4:30 pm on July 22th, a parishioner noticed the smell of smoke emanating from the Notre-Dame church in Autun. When she entered the church, she discovered that two people were already there extinguishing the fire with their feet. The police reportedly found that there were two distinct fires set: one near the altar and the other near prayer chairs. An investigation is under way.

Source: Le Journal