Christianophobic acts committed in France from March 1 to 31, 2016

✔ Tuesday 1er March (around) - Maine-et-Loire. Saint-Christophe-du-Bois. Vandalism in the church and attempted burning of the tabernacle.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/precisions-sur-les-actes-de-vandalisme-dans-leglise-de-saint-christophe-du-bois

✔ Monday 7-Tuesday 8 March (night of) - Maine-et-Loire. Saint-Christophe-du-Bois. Another attempt at arson in the church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/precisions-sur-les-actes-de-vandalisme-dans-leglise-de-saint-christophe-du-bois

✔ Friday March 11 - Côte-d'Or. Busserotte-et-Montenaille. Vandalized Saint-Ambroise chapel.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/cote-dor-deux-chapelles-vandalisees

✔ Saturday March 12 - Alpes-Maritimes. Nice. Vandalism in the Saint-Isidore church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/nice-des-crottes-de-chiens-deposees-devant-lautel-dune-eglise

✔ Saturday March 12 (date of the report) - Côte-d'Or. According togey. Looting in the Sainte-Gertrude chapel.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/cote-dor-chapelle-vandalisee-et-pillee-a-selongey

✔ Saturday 12-Sunday 13 March (night of) - Drôme. Valence. Tags on the exterior facade of the Notre-Dame-de-l'Annéquence chapel.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/drome-une-seconde-eglise-souillee-et-taguee-a-valence

✔ Saturday 12-Sunday 13 March (night of) - Drôme. Valence. Anti-Christian tag and paint spray on the facade of Notre-Dame church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/drome-une-eglise-souillee-et-taguee-a-valence

✔ Sunday March 13-Monday March 14 (night of) - Haute-Saône. Mailleroncourt –Charrette. Looting and vandalism in the Saint-Léger church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/haute-saone-chapelle-vandalisee-a-mailleroncourt-charrette

✔ Tuesday March 15 - Alpes-Maritimes. Nice - Dog excrement deposited in front of the altar of the Saint-Isidore church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/nice-des-crottes-de-chiens-deposees-devant-lautel-dune-eglise

✔ Friday March 18 - Loir-et-Cher. Blois. Two arson attempts (morning and afternoon) in Saint-Louis Cathedral.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/blois-tentatives-dincendies-criminels-dans-la-cathedrale

✔ Friday March 18 - Round. Saint-Lô. Stone throw, from the outside, against a stained glass window in the Church of the Holy Cross.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/manche-eglise-vandalisee-a-saint-lo

✔ Monday March 21 - Rhône. Lyon. Vandalism in the Chapel of the Missionary Family of Notre-Dame.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/lyon-une-chapelle-de-nouveau-vandalisee

✔ Monday March 21 - Rhône. Lyon. Vandalism in the Saint-Pothin church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/lyon-une-autre-eglise-vandalisee

✔ Wednesday March 23 - Ille-et-Vilaine. Rennes. Tags on the exterior walls of the Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/rennes-leglise-sainte-jeanne-darc-taguee

✔ Wednesday March 23 - Paris. A Muslim woman burns a Bible on the Quai-de-la-Rapée on the banks of the Seine.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/paris-une-musulmane-brule-une-bible-au-bord-de-la-seine

✔ Monday March 28 - Pas-de-Calais. Calais. Five fires of criminal origin in the Saint-Pierre church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/calais-incendies-criminels-dans-leglise-saint-pierre

✔ Wednesday March 24 - Ille-et-Vilaine. Rennes. Tags on the exterior walls of the Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/rennes-leglise-sainte-jeanne-darc-taguee

✔ Wednesday March 24 - Pas-de-Calais. Thelus. Impacts of bullets discovered on the Saint-Ranulphe church.

Source: http://www.christianophobie.fr/breves/pas-de-calais-impacts-de-balles-sur-leglise-de-thelus

Summary for the month of March 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, 21 different acts.

Typological summary

Vandalized churches, chapels and places of worship (interior): 6; vandalized churches, chapels and places of worship (exterior): 2; thefts from churches, chapels and places of worship: 2; arson of churches, chapels and places of worship: 5; tagged churches, chapels and places of worship: 4; desecrated churches, chapels and places of worship: 1; places of devotion and Christian symbols (excluding places of worship): 1.

Geographical summary (different acts by department)

Alpes-Maritimes (06): 2; Côte-d'Or (21): 2; Drôme (26): 2; Ille-et-Vilaine (35): 2; Loir-et-Cher (41): 2; Maine-et-Loire (49): 3; Sleeve (50): 1; Pas-de-Calais (62): 2; Paris (75): 1; Rhône (69): 2; Haute-Saône (70): 2.

Total: 11 different departments were affected by acts of Christianophobia in March 2016.

Cumulative typological summary (first quarter 2016)

Vandalized churches, chapels and places of worship (interior): 23; vandalized churches, chapels and places of worship (exterior): 5; thefts from churches, chapels and places of worship: 10; arson of churches, chapels and places of worship: 9; tagged churches, chapels and places of worship: 7; desecrated churches, chapels and places of worship: 5; places of devotion and Christian symbols (excluding places of worship): 4; vandalized cemeteries: 5 (number of graves affected: 120); Christian schools burnt down: 1; Christian websites: 2; Physical or verbal assault: 1.

Total: 82.

Cumulative geographic summary (first quarter 2016)

Alpes-Maritimes (06): 2; Blade (10): 1; Aude (11): 1; Bouches-du-Rhône (13): 1; Cantal (15): 2; Côte-d'Or (21): 2; Côtes-d'Armor (22): 2; Drôme (26): 4; Eure (27): 1; Haute-Garonne (31): 1; Ille-et-Vilaine (35): 2; Loir-et-Cher (41): 2; Loire-Atlantique (44): 1; Lot-et-Garonne (47): 1; Maine-et-Loire (49): 3; Sleeve (50): 1; Meurthe-et-Moselle (54): 5; Morbihan (56): 7; Moselle (57): 1; Pas-de-Calais (62): 3; Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64): 1; Rhone (69): 4; Haute-Saône (70): 2; Paris (75): 3; 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: 32 different departments were affected by acts of Christianophobia during the first quarter of 2016.

Summary produced on April 16, 2016. This document is subject to updates.

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