Apollinaris Darmawan, who lives in Bandung, West Java, allegedly made insulting comments on Twitter towards Islam.
Instead of destroying the crucifix, the pole on which the shrine rested was broken in half.
Adam Darski could face up to two years imprisonment.
The small church in Spoleto was recently restored. Both the outer walls and the centre of the temple were painted.
Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide, considers that this new movie "crossed a line that should not be crossed".
Devastated by the news, parishioners fear that the consecrated host may have been taken to perform satanic rituals.
Without international advocacy, individual blasphemy cases move slowly and will often stall within the Pakistani judicial system.
The couple’s lawyer believes the two will be released on appeal if a decision is made on the merits of the case.
St Mary's Cathedral was consecrated in 1851 and is the oldest in southern Africa. Locals call it "the mother of all cathedrals."