Historic "Weather Blessing" Cross Stolen from Church in St.George

Country: Switzerland

Date of incident: May 14, 2022

A weather blessing cross, that is almost 200 years old and very important to the community, was stolen from the St. Gallen Catholic Church in St. George. It stands 45cm tall and was taken on the 14th of May by unknown thieves. Magnus Hächler, administrator of the church said: "It's a painful loss and very annoying."

The cross is of historic and cultural importance and is intended to help God: "keep lightning, hail, and every disaster away from you." 

Sources: kath.ch,tagblatt.ch

Image from: tagblatt.ch