Violent Burglary in Saint-Charbel Monastery

Country: Belgium

Date of incident: February 13, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Three masked individuals armed with a crowbar burst into the Saint-Charbel Monastery in Ophain-Bois-Seigneur-Isaac between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. on February 13th. The intruders detained a monk and forced him to open various doors, including those of a parish office and furniture containing offerings. The identity of the perpetrators and extent of the loss have not been determined. The monastery, run by the Lebanese Maronite Order, is home to refugees hosted by the monks.

Source: RTBF