Anti-Christian hate crimes are on the rise across Bavaria
Churches in Bavaria are targeted by vandals with increased frequency. The Bavarian State Criminal Police Office (LKA) registered 294 cases of damage to property in churches, chapels, or monasteries last year - 23 more than in 2021 (271).
According to the information, the trend has been increasing in recent years. In 2019, the LKA still counted 219 cases, and the following year it was 242.
According to a spokesman of the Catholic Diocese of Regensburg there are: “For example, figures of saints were destroyed or damaged, people smoked and urinated in church rooms, church walls were smeared or fires were set inside the church.”