Man breaks statue in Saint Jean-Baptiste church "in the name of Allah"

Country: France

Date of incident: February 2, 2024

A man entered Saint Jean-Baptiste church and violently attacked the statue of John the Baptist using a crucifix. The statue, made of plaster, was completely broken and the crucifix was badly damaged.

The statue was over 2 meters tall, was hollow and mad of plaster so it quickly broke. Father Sylvain priest of Saint Jean-Baptiste church Church was able to speak to the perprator while he was in handcuffs. “I asked him why he did that. He told me that the statues were Satanists, and that he was acting in the name of Allah,” the priest reported. 

Sources: Aleteia, Charente Libre

Image: Charente Libre