Vandalism at St. Barbara's in Peißenberg

Country: Germany

Date of incident: January 13, 2011

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



A group of teenagers was causing great damage in the parish church of St. Barbara in Peißenberg over a longer period of time. They tossed down lamps, lit numerous candles and burnt death cards, rumpled altar cloths and stuffed them into the holy water vessel; they threw altar candles around in the church, and wrote with chalk on the church’s door. The sacristan had to dump 40 liters of holy water twice, and clean the distribution vessel, in which the youth had urinated.

Source: http://www.merkur-online.de/lokales/peissenberg/weihwasserbecken-uriniert-sterbebilder-angezuendet-1079990.html