Eglise Saint-Pierre Vandalized and Desecrated

Country: France

Date of incident: August 11, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



During the night of 10-11 August, unknown perpetrators broke into the church of Saint-Pierre de Montendre. The large central crucifix was discovered smashed on the ground. Father Bergson Julien was shocked: "I went to open the church at 8.45 this Tuesday morning and found the large cross with Christ in terracotta on the floor, broken vases on the altar, and the tabernacle had disappeared". The tabernacle was later found, but the ciborium and lunula with consecrated hosts it contained were missing.

Father Julien said, "The Blessed Sacrament has been touched, it's a profanation."

A police complaint was filed. 

Source: Sud Ouest