Consecrated Hosts and Candle Stolen from Church

Country: Italy

Date of incident: February 18, 2022

An unknown thief stole a pyx filled with consecrated hosts and a candle from the San Giovanni Battista in Careggi. Don Marco Fantappiè called the police and an inspection was carried out but few conclusions were made. This was not the first attack against this church and Marco Fantappiè was quite distressed at how little help he has received to prevent sacrilegious acts such as this.

He said: ""Surely, it is a sacrilege, but here we live an emergency situation, we ask for help and nobody listens to us."

Symbolic Image by Anne-Marie Bouché on flickr