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Man faces charges for anti-Islam graffiti written on palace of Avignon papacy

August 14, 2013

An Italian man faces criminal charges in France after he was arrested for scrawling anti-Muslim graffiti on the papal palace in Avignon, the ANSA news service reports.

Francesco Cattaneo could face up to 7 years in prison for defacing the walls of the Palais des Papas, the fortress where several Pontiffs lived in the 14th century. Prosecutors indicated, however, that he might escape severe punishment because “it doesn’t appear that he has any particularly Islamophobic ideology.”


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