Church in Jaen Vandalized and Hosts Scattered on the Ground

Country: Spain

Date of incident: September 19, 2022

The diocese of Jaén reported that on the 19. September, a robbery and a desecration took place in the parish church of Our Lady of Carmen. The perpetrators stole money from the lampstand and broke into the tabernacle. The consecrated hosts were scattered on the floor, which is what struck the community the most. The Bishop of Jaén, Monsignor Sebastián Chico Martínez, condemned the incident and asked all the parishes to worship a prayer of atonement during that week.

The police conducted an investigation. 

Source: InfoVaticanaDiarioJaen

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