A climate of terror is experienced by Christians in Europe and especially in France, one of the most secularized states of the old continent.
Recently, many terrorist attacks have taken place in temples of the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church and other churches and religious communities.
Intimidation, slandering, and attacks on clergy and Holy Churches throughout the country borders on organized terrorism.
The French state has taken drastic measures to tackle religious crime with extensive controls at all public gathering points and special security groups to guard Holy Temples and other houses of worship.
Despite the constant appeals by Metropolitan Emmanuel of France for increasing security measures in the Orthodox Church in Paris, there is still no response from the French authorities.
While in houses of worship of other religions there have been placed cameras by the competent French authorities, the appeals of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis never get a hearing.
In the recent robbery that took place in the Holy Metropolis of France, three weeks before Easter, the official French Police Report, obtained by Romfea.gr for its readers, states the following: