Suspected Arson Attack at St. Walpurgis Church

Country: Germany

Date of incident: January 30, 2024

A fire broke out in the altar area of St. Walpurgis Church burning, among other things, the nativity scene. The fire caused damage of estimated 50,000 euros. Investigators have ruled out a technical defect and are assuming arson.

The church remains closed due to the attack and church services have to be celebrated in the parish hall. 

Sources: MDR, Evangelisch, Presseportal

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