Theft and Tabernacle Desecrated in Quimper
The church of Sainte Clair of Quimper was burglarized on the night of Thursday, March 18th, 2010. The tabernacle was also desecrated. Burglars broke into the church; all the furniture were forced-open, the liturgical cloths thrown to the ground and every room was carefully searched including the bell tower. But in the end, visitors left with only a CD player and a microphone.Father Jaouen Pierre, the parish priest, deplores especially that the vandals desecrated the tabernacle: The door of the tabernacle was fractured open and the holy communion hosts were thrown to the ground. An intolerable act for the priest: "I'm torn. Theft, I can understand, but they insulted our place of prayer. Such outrageous behavior towards a place of worship is not acceptable. They desecrated the most crucial place of the church, its most holy site. It's really sad, it's a shame for our parish."