Theft of Consecrated Hosts in Málaga

Country: Spain

Date of incident: April 10, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private


On April 10, 2019, the Diocese of Málaga reported the theft of two ciboria containing consecrated hosts from the Iglesia de la Trinidad in Antequera. The diocese noted that apart from the fairly low value of the ciboria stolen, the theft of the hosts was a "desecration of extreme gravity that deeply offends the Catholic faith."

Police investigated whether this theft was connected to a break-in and vandalism at a chapel in El Copo.

Source: Hispanidad