Several statues thrown to the ground and destroyed, and definitively lost, overturned candles, the broken Christmas crib, decoration representing the broken Nativity... The church of Sainte-Anne d'Arvor, in the city center of Lorient (Morbihan ), was the scene of acts of vandalism on Thursday.
The parishioners deplore this attack, which occurred a few hours before the Christmas holidays.
“It hurts to see his church ransacked. It is the religious symbols that have been targeted. There was no theft. It was the statues and the nativity scene that were targeted”
“It hurts to see his church ransacked.
It is the religious symbols that have been targeted.
There was no theft.
It was the statues and the nativity scene that were targeted”
, explained Hervé Le Berre, the rector of the parish interviewed by France3 Bretagne.
The church would have been degraded between noon and 2 p.m. Thursday, during the break of a mason who worked there.
No object was stolen according to the first findings.
It is this craftsman who alerted Hervé Le Berre.
“I said to myself, it is not possible.
When I arrived, I saw hatred.
Candles had been knocked down, posters had been torn down, everything had been stolen
, ”testifies the priest to the Telegram of Brest.
Lorient police have opened an investigation.
Fingerprints were taken from the sanctuary and a neighborhood survey was carried out.
Once the police intervention was over, believers came to help the priest put order in the religious building.