Hundreds of Hosts Stolen from Saint-Pierre Church

Country: France

Date of incident: January 10, 2022

Thieves broke through the stained-glass windows of the Saint-Pierre Church in Bondy to desecrate the tabernacle and steal hundreds of hosts. This act of desecration showed intense disrespect for some of the most sacred objects in the Catholic church. Father Jocelyn Petitfils explains that the tabernacle is "the most venerable place in the church, where the consecrated hosts are stored”.

 The sacristy was also damaged and Father Jocelyn Petitfils describes what was done to the hosts as "priceless".

Sources: LeparisienVatican News

Symbolic image from David Eucaristia from Pixels