Fire Set in Neapolitan Basilica

Country: Italy

Date of incident: October 10, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



The parish priest of the Basilica of San Giovanni Maggiore in Naples has condemned the fire set in the church's musician's chapel, known as the Ecce Homo. The fire had spread to the altar when firefighters were able to extinguish it.

The priest, Don Salvatore Guiliano, indicated that he knows the identity of the perpetrators and will meet with Naples officials to discuss security in light of repeated incidents.


Sources: Inter Napoli and Il Mattino