Church Wrecked in Limoux

Country: France

Date of incident: July 24, 2010

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



In the parish Church of Limoux, the chandeliers, the statue and the crucifix which decorated the tabernacle were overthrown and vandalized. They laid on the ground, bent or broken, when the acts were discovered. Behind the altar, the nativity scene and the chapel of the Virgin Mary were wrecked. The church is open continuously, visitors discovered the damage in the beginning of the afternoon and called the police. The police had to close the church for the afternoon but it could be reopened for a scheduled evening concert.

Source: http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2010/07/25/878997-l-eglise-de-saint-martin-vandalisee.html