Elda Hospital Chapel Desecrated

Country: Spain

Date of incident: July 28, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



At about 10pm on Saturday the 28th of July 2018, vandals broke open the tabernacle of the chapel of the Virgen de la Salud Hospital in Elda (Alicante) and stole the ciborium with the consecrated hosts. The ciborium was later found in the parking lot and the consecrated hosts were scattered around the entrance area of the hospital. Some were found lying on the sidewalk and trampled. The parishes in the area held acts of reparation for the desecration and to pray for the conversion of perpetrators. The police began an investigation.

Sources: InformaciónRadio Elda and Infovaticana