...But there are more and more attacks on Christian graves or places of worship: almost two per day in 2014! The tendency is the same for all religions: attacks on places of worship and graves are regularly increasing, according to the Ministry of the Interior. "In 2014, we counted 807 attacks on places of worship including 673 on Christian sites," the ministry states. Of the 216 attacks on cemeteries, 206 related to Christian sites. Of the 591 attacks on places of worship, 467 related to Christian sites." Regarding Jewish sites, the ministry recorded attacks on 61 synagogues, a community centre, 6 cemeteries and 2 monuments to the dead in 2014 (against 26 incidents in 2013). For Muslim sites, it notes a slight reduction in desecrations in 2014: 60 mosques and prayer rooms, as well as 4 Muslim squares in a cemetery were affected (against 75 incidents in 2013).
But for many Christians, the desecrations of churches or cemeteries are often hidden, in any case quickly forgotten.