Christianophobic acts committed in France from February 1 to 29, 2016

Acts committed in France against churches, places of worship, devotion, memory, schools and Christian websites from February 1 to 29, 2016.

✔ Monday 1er February - Meurthe-et-Moselle. Nancy. Act of vandalism against the Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes basilica.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/nancy-malfaisances-a-repetition-contre-la-basilique-notre-dame-de-lourdes

✔ Monday 1er February - Rhône. Lyon. Vandalism in the Sainte-Croix chapel.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/lyon-la-chapelle-sainte-croix-vandalisee

✔ Monday 1er February - Pas-de-Calais. Calais. A tent-church destroyed by the police in the Calais “jungle”.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/jungle-de-calais-un-lieu-de-culte-chretien-demoli-par-la-police

✔ Saturday February 6 - Morbihan. Kervignac. Vandalism in the Notre-Dame-de-la-Pitié church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/morbihan-vandalisme-dans-leglise-paroissiale-de-kervignac

✔ Sunday February 7 - Aude. Forest of Clape. A statue of Saint Joseph with the Child Jesus, probably stolen from a church, discovered by the gendarmerie of Gruissan.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/aude-une-statue-de-saint-joseph-retrouvee-dans-la-foret-de-clape

✔ Sunday February 7 - Morbihan. Valves. Thefts in the Saint-Patern church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/morbihan-vol-dans-leglise-saint-patern-de-vannes

✔ Wednesday February 10 (date of the report) - Seine-et-Marne. Longueville. 16 crucifixes vandalized on the graves in the municipal cemetery.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/seine-et-marne-16-crucifix-vandalises-dans-le-cimetiere-de-longueville

✔ Friday 12-Saturday 13 February (night of) - Drôme. Bourg-les-Valence. About forty vandalized graves in the Pavillons cemetery.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/drome-une-quarantaine-de-tombes-vandalisees-a-bourg-les-valence

✔ Saturday February 13 - Côtes-d'Armor. Truce. The chapel of Saint-Pierre vandalized.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/cotes-darmor-une-chapelle-vandalisee-a-treve

✔ Sunday February 14 - Meurthe-et-Moselle. Nancy. Burglary of the presbytery of the Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes basilica.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/nancy-vol-et-vandalisme-dans-la-basilique-notre-dame-de-lourdes

✔ Tuesday February 16 –Paris. Seizure of the servers of the Islam & Vérité site of Father Guy Pagès at his host.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/communique/le-site-de-labbe-pages-de-nouveau-pirate-par-le-pouvoir-cette-fois-ci

✔ Wednesday February 17 (date of the report) - Yvelines. Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Vandalized oratories in the national forest.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/yvelines-les-oratoires-de-la-foret-de-saint-germain-regulierement-profanes

✔ Saturday 20 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Saint Jean de Luz. The effigy of Mgr Marc Aillet, bishop of Bayonne, Lescar and Oloron, burned in public.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/une-effigie-de-leveque-de-bayonne-brulee-en-place-publique-lors-dun-carnaval

✔ Saturday 20-Sunday 21 February - Sum. Abbeville. 23 vandalized graves and several broken gravestones in the Rouvroy cemetery.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/abbeville-croix-vandalisees-au-cimetiere-de-rouvroy

✔ Tuesday 23-Saturday 27 February (between these dates) - Dawn. Dommartin-le-Coq. Thefts in the Saint-Martin church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/aube-leglise-de-dommartin-le-coq-pillee

✔ Tuesday 23-Wednesday 24 February (night of) - Guadeloupe. Saint-Claude (village of). Theft, vandalism and desecration in the Saint-Augustin church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/guadeloupe-vols-vandalisme-et-profanation-dans-une-eglise

✔ Tuesday February 23 (date of the report) - Paris. The website of the Coordination Chrétiens d'Orient en Danger (CHREDO) hacked.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/le-site-de-la-chredo-pirate

✔ Saturday February 27 - Meurthe-et-Moselle. Nancy. Damage to the Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes basilica.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/nancy-vol-et-vandalisme-dans-la-basilique-notre-dame-de-lourdes

 

Summary for the month of February 2016

17 places of worship or devotion, schools, cemeteries, symbols (in public space) and Christian websites have been reported and documented on The Observatory of Christianophobia as having been the subject of acts of Christianophobia during the month of February, that is, in total, 20 different acts.

Typological summary

Vandalized churches, chapels and places of worship (interior): 6; vandalized churches, chapels and places of worship (exterior): 1; thefts from churches, chapels and places of worship: 5; desecrated churches, chapels and places of worship: 1; places of devotion and Christian symbols (excluding places of worship): 1; vandalized cemeteries: 3 (number of graves affected: 79); Christian websites: 2; Physical or verbal assault: 1.

Geographical summary (different acts by department)

Blade (10): 1; Aude (11): 1; Côtes-d'Armor (22): 1; Drôme (26): 1; Meurthe-et-Moselle (54): 3; Morbihan (56): 2; Pas-de-Calais (62); Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64): 1; Rhône (69): 1; Paris (75): 2; Seine-et-Marne (77): 1; Yvelines (78): 1; Sum (80): 1; Guadeloupe (971): 3.

Total: 14 different departments were affected by acts of Christianophobia in February 2016.

Cumulative typological summary (first two months of the year)

Vandalized churches, chapels and places of worship (interior): 17; vandalized churches, chapels and places of worship (exterior): 3; thefts from churches, chapels and places of worship: 8; arson of churches, chapels and places of worship: 4; tagged churches, chapels and places of worship: 3; desecrated churches, chapels and places of worship: 4; places of devotion and Christian symbols (excluding places of worship): 3; vandalized cemeteries: 5 (number of graves affected: 120); Christian schools burnt down: 1; Christian websites: 2; Physical or verbal assault: 1.

Cumulative geographical summary (first two months of the year)

Blade (10): 1; Aude (11): 1; Bouches-du-Rhône (13): 1; Cantal (15): 2; Côtes-d'Armor (22): 2; Drôme (26): 2; Eure (27): 1; Haute-Garonne (31): 1; Loire-Atlantique (44): 1; Lot-et-Garonne (47): 1; Meurthe-et-Moselle (54): 5; Morbihan (56): 7; Moselle (57): 1; Pas-de-Calais (62); Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64): 1; Rhône (69): 2; Paris (75): 2; Seine-et-Marne (77): 6; Yvelines (78): 1; Sum (80): 1; Tarn-et-Garonne (82): 1; Vaucluse (84): 1; Essonne (91): 4; Reunion (974): 1; Guadeloupe (971): 3.

Total: 25 different departments were affected by acts of Christianophobia during the first two months of 2016.

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