Lourdes Grotto in Avolsheim Vandalized with Fire Extinguisher

Country: France

Date of incident: November 24, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



The Grotto of Notre-Dame de Lourdes of l'église Saint-Pierre ("Dompeter") in Avolsheim (Bas-Rhin) was found sprayed with the contents of one or more fire extinguishers. Nestled in the middle of the fields, the isolated site is known by many Alsatians as the church is the oldest in Alsace and is on the Pilgram's Way of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostela (Camino de Santiago). In the field adjoining the grotto, large tracks of a vehicle were noted. The police began an investigation.

Source: France 3