Marseille Crucifix Vandalized for Fifth Time in Four Months

Country: France

Date of incident: September 26, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



The crucifix monument on the grounds of the Saint-Patrice church in the Croix-Rouge district of Marseille, was found vandalized with red paint on September 26th. It was the fifth time since the middle of May 2019 that the Christ figure had been defaced with red or blue paint. Public employees removed the paint and Marseille public officials denounced the vandalism.

Read about the four previous incidents here, here, and here.


Sources: L'Observatoire de la Christianophobie and Facebook page Maire Marseille 13ème-14ème