Thieves used a car as a battering ram to interrupt down the doorways of the Oloron-Sainte-Marie cathedral in the French Pyrenees and stole a number of nonsecular objects, whereas in Oberhaslach a statue of Saint Bernadette was a beheaded.
The cathedral thieves are believed to have used a Peugeot 106 to ram the doorways of the UNESCO heritage website with a tree trunk mounted to the auto’s bonnet between the evening time hours of Sunday and the early hours of Monday morning. Investigators later found the abandoned car, opinions franceinfo.
Thieves stole a number of gold objects from the cathedral along with a chalice and a gold ostensorium or monstrance, a vessel used in every Roman Catholicism and branches of High Anglicanism to point out the consecrated communion bread.
The prosecutor’s office of Pau well-known that not lower than three males participated in the theft and have been all sporting masks on the time.
Oleron’s mayor, Hervé Lucbereilh, commented on the incident saying that the thieves had moreover broken a vase and a statue, nevertheless, fortunately, had not touched the sacred relics of San Grato di Aosta.