Monstrance with Relic of Saint Leopold Stolen from Pilgrimage Church Maria Lanzendorf
Date of incident: July 5, 2020
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Intruders stole a monstrance with a relic of St. Leopold III, the patron saint of Lower Austria, from the pilgrimage church Maria Lanzendorf, along with a second relic monstrance, as well as other liturgical objects such as chalices and incense boats. According to police reports, the crime was committed during the night of July 5th.
Source & photo: Erzdiozöse Wien (Gnadenbild von Maria Lanzendorf)