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Two churches were desecrated in France in the last weeks

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The Saint-Martin Church in Avallon was found vandalised on the 5th of July, 2023.


The tabernacle which contains the consecrated hosts was damaged and a monstrance and two ciboria (sacred vessels which contain the hosts) were stolen.

This is not the first incident of its kind in Avallon: on June 28th, the St-Lazare church was targeted and a pyx containing hosts was stolen. 

Similar acts of desecration and vandalism have become commonplace across France in the last few years. 

Source: lyonne-fr.

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