QUÉBEC CITY’S LARGEST CHRISTIAN CEMETERY – Unprecedented Vandalism To At Least 170 Tombstones

Tombstones were knocked onto their sides while others were destroyed upon sheer brutal impact. Robert Julien was horrified when he saw the destruction during his usual walk through the premises earlier this morning. “This sickens me”, he confided to Soleil reporter a few hours later. The cemetery, the largest in Québec City, was littered with epitaphs that were knocked over or broken into pieces and even tombstones were dug out. The area vandalized is located between the St-Charles River and St-Vallier West Street. “The extent of the damages is unprecedented for a Québec cemetery”, states Marc Pelchat – Abbot of the Québec diocese. Some of the damaged tombstones are over 150 years old while others are total losses, according to cemetery administration. The SPVQ (City of Québec Police Service) says the damages are estimated at $100,000.

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