Each day in France, two churches are desecrated in the country, according to the Middle East Forum.
According to CBN News, the report from the Middle East Forum showed that across Europe, there has been an increase in attacks on churches and Christian symbols in recent years.
In 2018, there were some 1,063 attacks on French Christian churches and symbols, such as statues and crosses. That number of attacks was a 17 percent jump from the year prior.
“I think there is a rising hostility in France against the church and its symbols,” stated Ellen Fantini, executive director of Observatory of Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe. “It seems to be more against Christianity and the symbols of Christianity.”
“These attacks are on symbols that are really sacred to parishioners, to Catholics,” she added. “Desecration of consecrated hosts is a very personal attack on Catholicism and Christianity, more than spray-painting a slogan on the outside wall of a church.”
Catholic churches in France have been broken into and crosses have been destroyed, statues smashed and tabernacles vandalized.
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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Amanda Casanova