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S+L Minute: A wave of Christianophobia sweeps through France.

saltandlighttv on Jul 15, 2019 For Monday July 15th, here are the latest catholic headlines making the news. LAVAUR, France – Late one night a few months ago, two teenage boys crept into the massive …More
saltandlighttv on Jul 15, 2019 For Monday July 15th, here are the latest catholic headlines making the news. LAVAUR, France – Late one night a few months ago, two teenage boys crept into the massive 13th century Cathedral of Saint-Alain in Lavaur, a postcard town in southwest France. There, they set fire to an altar, turned a crucifix upside down, threw another one into the nearby Agout River, and deformed a statue of Jesus into what the town’s mayor called “a grotesque pose.”
Townspeople were shocked that two local boys could commit an act of such gratuitous vandalism against, of all things, their town’s most historic and treasured site, a towering, massive, Gothic structure that has stood at the center of Lavaur’s collective life for 700 years.
But there is nothing at all unusual about an attack on a Christian religious site these days in France, or, for that matter, elsewhere in Europe. The French police recorded 129 thefts and 877 acts of vandalism at Catholic sites – mostly …More