Theft and Desecration in Bazas’ Cathedral

Country: France

Date of incident: October 9, 2010

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



An unknown number of burglars entered the cathedral, broke-opened the tabernacle and took a 1930 monstrance of brass and wood. They also broke several stained windows. For Father Arnaud, the parish priest, “this attacks the very essence of our faith.” He experienced this burglary as “a sacrilege and a desecration,” he said.

Source:
http://www.sudouest.fr/2010/10/12/vol-a-la-cathedrale-de-bazas-209405-4626.php