French Armenians call on authorities to enhance security of Armenian organizations
Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations in France has expressed deep concern over the attack in front of the Armenian Evangelical Church of Alfortville on April 2. “Armenpress” reports, citing Nouvelles d’Armenie, the statement assesses the incident as vandalism, which could have irreversible consequences on the Father and his wife.
“This attack occurs during a worrisome atmosphere of religious intolerance both in our country and in the context of violence and extremism against Christians of the East. In addition this incident took place on the 1 st anniversary of the 4- day war unleashed by Azerbaijan against the Armenians of Artsakh”, reads the statement.
The Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations in France has called on French leadership to pay more attention to the security of French-Armenian community and the religious establishments during the complicated period. The organization also expressed solidarity with Father Leonyan and his wife whose lives were jeopardized by the attack.
Unidentiyed persons attacked the Armenian Evangelical Church of Alfortville on April 2 trying to burn it down. The attack is the second incident during the last 12 months. 8 days prior to the incident unidentiyed people has thrown stones in the direction of the church. Alfortville Mayor has condemned the act expressing solidarity with the church followers.