French Catholics have been subjected to persecution since the eighteenth century.
The attack shows that their primary intention was to disfigure the church located in the center of the city.
The stolen crucifix has now been validated to be £20,000 worth since it carries a sculpture of Jesus Christ.
“The chapel wasn’t touched even by German Nazis during the war,” says a member of local authorities.
In one year, forty Catholic churches in Belgium were deconsecrated and turned into hotels, restaurants or cultural centres.
The State Security Service has started an investigation for disturbing the exercise of religion.