The 800-year-old Basilica of St. Denis in France was heavily vandalized in March.
Vandals smashed the 19th century stained glass windows and the nearly 200-year-old organ.
The basilica is the first Gothic church in Europe built in 1135.
Several French Churches have been attacked in recent years.
The nave of the Basilica of Saint Denis, Paris – the first Gothic church in Europe, constructed from 1135-1219 pic.twitter.com/5zIKZX6TiH
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The pipe organ at the The Basilica of Saint Denis in the city of Saint-Denis pic.twitter.com/5OhbQ7db30
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The vandalism at St. Denis was likely done, according to Tamelikecht, as a result of someone hiding within the instrument and smashing their way out. On Tuesday, even more damage was discovered, with two stained glass windows having been smashed along with two locks that had been pried open. The windows were created in the 19th century, rebuilt after the destruction of the French revolution. Police say they are investigating the incidents.
On Monday Catholic League President Bill Donohue went on with Neil Cavuto to discuss the inferno at Notre Dame Cathedral. During their discussion Donohue brought up the recent vandalism on several French Catholic churches.
Neil Cavuto hung up on him.
Neil Cavuto Hangs Up on Catholic League’s Bill Donohue During Interview About Notre Dame
"Just last month, a 17th-century church was set on fire in Paris. We’ve seen tabernacles knocked down, crosses have been torn down, statues" – Donohue statedpic.twitter.com/E7YX4YIlVT
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