Break-in and Vandalism at El Copo Chapel

Country: Spain

Date of incident: April 13, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



A chapel attached to the parish of the Sagrada Familia in the El Copo neighborhood of Málaga was broken into during the early morning hours of April 13th. The chapel door, as well as the tabernacle, were forced open and the sacristy was damaged. Nothing was stolen. Police investigated whether it was connected to the theft of ciboria containing consecrated hosts from another Málaga church a few days earlier.

Read about the theft of consecrated hosts here.


Sources: Diario Sur and Diocesis Malaga