Christmas Mass Interrupted in Montpellier

Country: France

Date of incident: December 25, 2006

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Private



The bishop of Montpellier, Mgr Thomazeau, was celebrating midnight Christmas Mass in his cathedral when he was interrupted by ten individuals who entered uttering insults, yelling, and manifesting in various ways their hostility to the Christian faith; some were naked to accentuate the provocation. The police had to intervene in order to drive them out. The mayor showed great indignation and the faithful were very shocked by such behavior.

Source: http://ungraindesable.hautetfort.com/archive/2007/01/03/messe-de-minuit-interrompue-a-montpellier.html