Tag: Western Europe

A Swiss church was brutally vandalised

The exact motive of the perpatrator remains unknown

Spanish authorities arrested 11 jihadists recruiting children

The investigation revealed that the group was led by a 59-year-old imam from one of the mosques in Melilla.

The number of students wearing Islamic clothes is on the rise across France

The Minister of National Education, Pap Ndiaye, points to the problem of wearing Muslim abai by girls and qamis by boys.

The Amsterdam diocese is to close 60% of all its churches within 5 years

Church attendance among Dutch Catholics has fallen from 80% in the 1950s to only 3%, leading to large numbers of church closusures

Open Doors founder Andrew van der Bijl dies at 94

He was also knowm as "God's smuggler" for for having smuggled numerous Bibles to Communist countries.

A church and a cemetary have been vandalized in Belgium

"It's a disgrace", commented Carine de Saint-Martin, the mayor.

Three armed and masked individuals robbed the presbytery of a church in France

In January, two other religious buildings were broken into and desecrated in the Seine-Saint-Denis department.

A French church was vandalised with insulting tags

Two members of the French parliament have warned about the "growing seriousness" of anti-religious attacks.

A French church was desecrated by a group of vandals

The parish priest  said that it was not the first case of vandalism to the church, but it was the most striking one so far.

UK elected officials characterised by "religious illiteracy"

The Equality Act claiming religious equality does not prevent Christians to face discrimination in their workplace.