The criminals fled, but thanks to the images from the church's security cameras, the police were able to identify them.
Fortunately, no one was wounded as a result of the attacks.
Such acts of vandalism are becoming increasingly commonplace in France.
A statue of Christ was even recently found in a garbage dump.
Attacks on Catholics have been increasingly aggressive in the past few years in Spain and often go unpunished.
The catholic school group Jean Paul II has around 500 pupils in Forez.
The degradation occurred precisely eleven years after Mohammed Merah's mass shooting at a Jewish school.
According to a French news site, a staff member from the Saint-Sulpice church alerted the authorities about the suspect.
A collective statement signed by 20 French personnalities draws attention to the issue.