Church of Pouan-les-Vallées Wrecked

Country: France

Date of incident: July 27, 2010

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



The XIIIth and XVIth century’s church of Saint-Pierre-les-Vallées in Pouan was wrecked in the night of July 26th. An employee noticed the knocked over Cross in the church’s courtyard. As he went to inspect the rest of the church, he saw the disastrous state of the church: crucifixes overturned, glass chandeliers smashed to pieces on the pavement, stations of the Cross burnt, an altar overthrown and the ogive vault overlooking the high altar very damaged.

Source: http://www.lest-eclair.fr/index.php/cms/13/article/465410/