Statue of Infant Jesus Beheaded in St. Johann Church in Saarbrücken

Country: Germany

Date of incident: November 27, 2023

On November 27, unknown perpetrators vandalized the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Saarbrücken. A statue of Infant Jesus has been beheaded and the statute of Mary, holding the infant, was also damaged. Later on, a 44-year-old woman was identified as the perpetrator.

Furthermore, the altar room has been vandalised and a cigarette extinguished on the main altar. In order to reach the statutes of Mary and Jesus, the perpetrator must have climbed on one of the altars.  

The police is investigating the case. 

Update: The perpetrator was a 44-year-old woman

Sources: Kirche+Leben, SR, Saarbrücker Zeitung