France's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Churchgoers pelted with stones

Share this article

07:55 CEST+02:00

Around 150 people attending a service in a church in the southern city of Carcassonne had to take cover when they were attacked with stones.

Local newspaper Midi Libre reported that around four young men burst into the Saint Joseph church on Saturday evening and started throwing the stones.

There were around 150 people in the church at the time.

The newspaper said the youths were of "north African descent."

Some of the parishioners tried to catch the youths before they fled.

Nobody was injured in the attack although many of the churchgoers were reported to be "deeply shocked."

The Saint Joseph church is in a sensitive neighbourhood of the city with the neighbouring La Conte housing estate close by. 

 
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

VIDEO: Three surprising facts that will make you want to visit Malta

Game of Thrones has ended but it lives on in Malta! Find out how and learn two more unexpected facts about this little archipelago in the middle of the Med.