Church of Saint-Denis de la Croix Rousse Damaged and Vandalized

Country: France

Date of incident: March 19, 2021

On the 19th of March, a forty-three-year-old man, known for fifty previous convictions, vandalized the church of Saint Denis in Croix-Rousse in the district of Lyon. The perpetrator climbed on the altar and knocked down the cross. Three days later, he returned to the church and stole the candlestick. The perpetrator was arrested in Place Tobie-Robatel and brought before the public prosecutor’s office.

Source: Le Progès

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