Physical Assaults Against Christians in Nîmes

Country: France

Date of incident: October 2, 2011

A crowd of about one thousand people had gathered at the sanctuary of Our Lady of Santa-Cruz in Nîmes, for the annual procession organized by the ‘Joyeuse Union Don Bosco’ every year since 1982. But when they went back to their personal cars, several of them were surrounded, insulted and stoned by groups of violent youths.

Reported by the Nunciature of the Holy See.