| European Churches: Vandalized, Defecated On, and Torched “Every Day”
| Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Institute : Countless churches throughout Western Europe are being vandalized,
defecated on, and torched.
|The vandalized altar of a historic church in Thonon-les-Bains, France.|
In France, two
churches are violated every day. According to PI-News, 1,063
attacks on Christian churches or symbols (crucifixes, icons, statues) were
registered in France in 2018. This
represents a 17 percent increase compared to the previous year (2017), when 878
attacks were registered—meaning
such attacks are only going from bad to worse. Among some of the recent desecrations in France, the following
occurred in February and March:
Similar reports are coming from Germany. Four
separate churches were vandalized and/or torched in March alone. PI-News, a German news site, explains:
“In this country, there is a creeping war against everything that symbolizes
Christianity: attacks on summit crosses,
holy figures on the way, on churches (also
reported ) and recently also on cemeteries.”
- Vandals plundered and used human
excrement to draw a cross on the Notre-Dame des Enfants
Church in Nimes; consecrated bread was found thrown outside among garbage.
- The St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Houilles was vandalized on
three separate occasions in February; a 19th century statue of the Virgin Mary
pulverized,” said a clergyman, and a hanging cross was thrown to the
- Vandals desecrated
and smashed crosses and statues at Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur; they mangled the
arms of a crucified Christ in a mocking manner; an altar cloth was burned.
- Arsonists torched the
Church of St. Sulpice in Paris soon after midday mass, on Sunday, March 17.
Who is primarily behind these ongoing and increasing attacks on
churches in Europe? The same German report
offers a hint: “Crosses are broken, altars smashed, Bibles lit, baptismal fonts
overturned, and the church doors smeared with Islamic expressions like ‘Allahu
Read it all here...............
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 8:42 PM