Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Wave of Destruction: Numerous Desecrations of Sanctuaries in France

This year 323 hallowed Catholic sites have been desecrated. All of this happens under the pall of unholy silence.

[] Since the 1st of January 2010 there have been 140 Catholic cemeteries and 183 Catholic churches and chapels desecrated.

Bruce Hortefeux (52), French Interior Minister, said this in a conference on the 22nd of September.

The reason for the Minister's explanation was the violation of almost twenty Catholic graves in teh 2,700 population community Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan in Western France.

Hotrefeux in his presentation explained, that such incidents are "insufferable".

Actually till now the French State has done almost nothing to raise the consciousness of the violence against Catholicism.

Since the Minister's conference the chapel of Notre-Dame de Lourdes in the port city of Bastia in the North of the Island of Corsica was damaged.

There was urine on and around the altar. Images of Mary were thrown headlong into basins of water.

Already in April an appointee from the French National Assembly, Calude Bodin (58), had established a study group, to investigate the incidents. The group was finally approved in June.

On the 1st of October, 'Osservatore Romano' praised Bodin's inditiative.

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Anonymous said...

In my opinion the Government/parliament's silence is less deafening than that of the french bishops.
Don't you think so?

Anonymous said...

Historical buildings, such as churches ARE OWNED BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT, and "leased" to the various communities for religious services. Officially the country of France is Secular, NO Religion has priority or superiority over another. (Another reason for the rise of Islam, after the high birth rates for Muslim families)

I'm willing to bet that the "vandalism" is being done by the unemployed and underemployed Muslim boys and young men with nothing better to do.

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