Paris, France (Thursday, March 21, 2019, Gaudium Press) The Spanish newspaper ABC reported that twelve churches in France were victims of vandalism of an obvious anti-Catholic nature, in the last seven days.
According to the newspaper, one of the most emblematic attacks was the one carried out against the church of Saint-Sulpice, in the heart of Paris, burnt down last Sunday, 17. After the Eucharistic Celebration of noon, the priest of this parish saw an individual setting fire to pieces of wood, next to the temple, but did not suspected anything.
Front door of St Sulpice Church in Paris
The fire struck the large wooden doors of the temple and spread to the stained-glass windows and to a staircase. Police are still searching for the perpetrator. The costs for restoring the temple are estimated at hundreds of millions of euros.
Another attack was recorded at the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants (Our Lady of the Children) located in the city of Nimes, where vandals profaned the temple by painting a cross using human excrement, plundered the main altar and the tabernacle, stealing consecrated hosts later they were found in the trash.
In the city of Dijon, the church of Notre-Dame was plundered and desecrated. The tabernacle of the temple was broken into, and the hosts that were therein were thrown to the ground and trampled underfoot.
In Lavaur, a church was assaulted by young men apparently drunk. The arm of a crucified Christ was twisted with the intention of appearing to make an obscene gesture. On the outskirts of Paris attacks were also carried out on several important churches which suffered from vandalism.
The synchrony of the attacks and the same religious targets constantly aimed, evidence a well-engineered orchestration. This obviously did not happen by chance.
There is every reason to believe that this systematic acts of vandalism and profanation against the Catholic Church is an incipient demonstration of hatred with predetermined objectives, with obscure and yet unknown aims.