French Catholics have been subjected to persecution since the eighteenth century.
The local authorities decided to temporarily close the cemetery until further notice.
All the statues weigh at least fifty kilos and some of them are almost one meter high.
At least two Catholic churches or monuments are the subjects of theft or profanation on a daily basis.
The statue was carved in the seventeenth century and was classified as a historical monument in the twentieth century.
Janine Coponet, a witness of the murder of Jacques Hamel, passed away on the 19th of April aged 91.
Twenty graves were vandalised during the weekend of the 16th and the 17th of April in the Landon cemetery, eastern France.
The bust is located at the entrance of the church, which is the oldest and largest Polish Catholic parish in the city.
In France, all churches built before 1905 are public property for the use of diocesan associations.