Basilica in Rouen Vandalised and Robbed

Country: France

Date of incident: November 15, 2023

The Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur in Rouen was broken into on November 15. The parish priest, Father Geoffroy de la Tousche, said that a statue was broken, sacred vases were stolen, and the altar was severely damaged. This is not the first case of vandalism in Rouen, as gargoyles had been damaged last year. The priest said that the damage will cost tens of thousands of euros. The police are investigating but the perpetrator has not been found.

source: 76actuParis NormandieValeurAciStampa

picture: Tweet from Grégoire Houdan