Does the joy of Christmas excite anti-Christian passions?
Several degradations of churches have been noted in recent days, a few hours before the Christian celebration of the Nativity.
Last to date this Thursday, December 22, the Sainte-Anne d'Arvor church in Lorient (Morbihan), was the victim of serious acts of vandalism.
, the plaster statues of the Virgin, Saint Joan of Arc and Saint Therese of the Child Jesus were smashed to the ground, the nativity scene destroyed and candles and candles thrown on the ground.
The desecrations allegedly took place in broad daylight, when the building was empty.
The police investigation is ongoing after the fingerprints have been taken.
At the Saint-Roch church in Paris (1st arrondissement), these are tags that were inscribed on the facade, on the evening of Monday evening December 19.
False nobles of m...
nazis French pro Deutch f... off
”, erratic texts and insults or even anarchist symbols were thus drawn in bright colors, and an inscription with a satanic tone: “
lis ton p. .. from a book of m... upside down
According to our information, the inscriptions graphically resemble tags made a few days earlier on certain walls and doors of the Louvre.
The priestly team filed a complaint, and this Thursday, the tags had disappeared, cleaned by the services of the town hall of Paris.
A door of the Saint-Roch church, tagged Monday, December 19.
In Rouen (Seine-Maritime) also on Monday, two 18-year-old students climbed the roof of the Saint-Maclou church, built in the 15th and 16th centuries.
During their trip, described as "
" by France Bleu, the two defendants pushed a pinnacle of the church (stone work installed at the crowning of a pillar or a buttress), which broke falling to the ground, causing no injury.
However, the voluntary nature of the act has not been demonstrated, the hypothesis of a simple escalation also being retained.
The two young men also allegedly stole drinks from a grocery store, before being finally arrested.
It's a bit tiring, whatever you think, it's our national heritage and that of the Rouennais
simply reacted Elizabeth Labaye, municipal councilor responsible for heritage.
The town hall has filed a complaint, indicates BFMTV.
Similarly, in the church of Saint-Jean d'Ambert (Puy-de-Dôme) two traces of the start of fires have been noted since the beginning of December, notes
Leaves were allegedly burned with lighted candles, causing minor damage, but resulting in the closure of the building outside of religious services.
Other buildings have recently been degraded, with the approach of Christmas, in particular the Church of the Trinity in Bordeaux (Gironde): 17 impacts were discovered in the interior double glazing, and six balls were found, in this building of a "
The windows will not be repaired immediately.
At the end of November, the diocese of Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) announced in a press release a desecration against the Blessed Sacrament in the Saint-Joseph church in Cannes: an intrusion would have taken place, with acts of gratuitous vandalism and the violation of the tabernacle.