Consecrated Hosts Stolen from a Church in Palermo

Country: Italy

Date of incident: December 16, 2021

Pyx with hosts stolen in the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, on December 16. Police was alerted but lack of evidence suggests a low probability of finding the perpetrators. Both the parish priest and the community that frequents the church were unsettled by the event, considering the hosts "the treasure" of the church.

Don Mario Golesano, the parish priest in the church of Santi Pietro e Paolo, believes the theft of the pyx with the consecrated hosts took place on the evening of December 16, considering it was close at that time.  

The parish priest filled a police report but was told that if there were surveillance cameras in the church, it would be much easier to find the thieves. As there is no such system in the church, the police has little to go on, only being able to consult the surveillance cameras in the surroundings. 


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