The Sun U.K. | Apr. 6, 201
Figures show 875 churches in France were vandalised last year
CHURCHES across France have been set on fire and poo smeared on walls as the country’s Christian heritage is said to be under attack from “militant secularism”.
Recent incidents have included a fire in Saint-Sulpice church in Paris, human poo daubed on a wall in Notre-Dame-des-Enfacts in Nimes, and an organ vandalised at Saint-Denis basilica outside Paris.
Some politicians have claimed the country’s Christian heritage is under threat from petty criminals encouraged by “militant secularism”.
Figures released by French police showed that 875 of France’s 42,258 churches were vandalised last year.
A further 129 churches reported thefts from the premises.
The interior ministry said that 59 cemeteries were also vandalised.