Historical 1925 Altar Cross Stolen from Sankt Bonifatius Church in Frankfurt

Country: Germany

Date of incident: May 19, 2022

A €3,000 reward was offered on May 19th for whoever could provide information that would lead to the retrieval of a gilded altar cross, dating from 1925, that was stolen in January 2022. The cross is around 60 centimetres high and was stolen from the Catholic church of Sankt Bonifatius in Frankfurt. It was there when the church was consecrated so it is of high emotional value to the church.

Pastor Werner Otto said referring to the thief: "I cannot understand how one can behave so disrespectfully toward sacred spaces." He continued: "Generations of believers have prayed before this cross and bowed the knee." 

Source: www.katholisch.de

Symbolic Image from: pxhere.com