Report: Church Vandalism Spree Strikes Germany and France

Incidents of vandalism and arson of Christian churches have spiked in recent weeks in Germany and France, a Vienna-based watchdog group reports.

Three churches were torched in Paris over the course of just one week, from January 17-26, revealed the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe (OIDACE) in a report Monday.

Unknown perpetrators threw Molotov cocktails at the church of Saint Martin des Champs and then at the church of Saint-Laurent in the 10th district. The church of Notre-Dame-de-Fatima in the 19th arrondissement was the victim of two separate arson attacks, one on January 17 and the second on January 22.