Overview of Anti-Christian Vandalism in France in 2007

Country: France

Date of incident: December 31, 2007

Many acts of vandalism have occured in France in 2007. Please find here a list of examples of various incidents against Christian sites.

Churches and chapels which have been targeted: * Lot: church of Gramat was vandalized and tagged with satanic symbols (May) * Lorraine: church of Dommartin twice targeted by satanic vandalism (May) * Lille: Saint-Anne’s church was devastated by criminal blaze (May) * Brittany: a XVIth century was completely burnt, only the walls are now left (June) * Aveyron: 10 churches or chapel were targeted by thefts (July) * Marseille: Saint-Marc chapel was completely burnt down (August) * Limoux: a medieval Virgin Mary was beheaded and her coat stollen (September) * Nantes: the church of Anetz was vandalized, books torn, chairs broken (September) * Lille: Saint-Michel’s chapel was put to fire (November) * Perpignan: the cathedral was robbed several times (November) * Marseille : a church altar was put to fire, furniture and books were destroyed (December) Cemeteries which have been vandalized * Nantes: cemetery of la Chevallerais was vandalized (January) * Sarthe: 55 graves vandalized in Coulombiers (Fébruary) * La Rochelle: the cemetery was targeted and many graves vandalized (March) * Seine et Marne: cemetery of Rozay-en-Brie was vandalized (March) * Indre: cemetery of Rouvres-les-Bois was vandalized (April) * Maine et Loire: cemetery of Saint-Christophe-du-Bois was vanalized (April) * Brittany: 77 graves were targeted in the cemetery of Léhon (April) * Isère: 44 graves were vandalized in the cemetery of la Tour-du-Pain (April) * Picardie: cemetery of Saintine was vandalized (April) * Nice: church Saint-antoine de Ginestière was purposely set to fire (January) * Loire: three chapels were targeted in Saint-Calais (March) * Le Havre: 180 graves were vandalized by a group of young boys (April) * Alsace: a cemetery was vandalized in Bischwiller (April) * Marne: 114 graves were highly damaged in Mesnil-sur-Oger (April) * Lot-et-Garonne: Saint-Catherine cemetery was vandalized and 58 graves targeted (May) * Toulouse: 60 graves were vandalized, satanic scriptures tagged (June) * Essone: 50 graves were profaned in Saint Escobille (June) * Champagne: 15 grave were vandalized in the cemetery of Vitry-le-François (July) * Lourdes: 34 graves were deteriorated (July) * Toulouse: satanic scriptures and swastika were tagged on graves (August) * Gironde: 61 graves wrecked in Lège-Cap Ferret (September) * Nantes: 30 graves vandalized in La Chapelle-Basse-Mer (November)