Monstrance with Relic of Saint Leopold Stolen from Pilgrimage Church Maria Lanzendorf

Country: Austria

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)