Vandalism in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

Country: France

Date of incident: May 9, 2024

On the night of Wednesday, May 8 to Thursday, May 9, Ascension Day, the abbey church of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives was the victim of acts of vandalism. The tabernacle, where the consecrated hosts are kept, was forcefully opened, although nothing was stolen. Mass vestments were also vandalised. The parish priest, Father Donat, immediately lodged a complaint with the gendarmerie. The gendarmerie is investigating the accident.

"The diocese of Bayeux-Lisieux is deeply saddened and upset by this act", said Father Laurent Berthout.


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