Vandalism at Christmas in Naples

Country: Italy

Date of incident: December 25, 2011

The chapel of the church "Nostra Signora della Speranza" in Villaricca (Naples) was target by vandals during Christmas night.

Unknown people entered the church by breaking a side door and stole the tabernacle which contained the Eucharist, for Catholic a most holy item. They also took several chalices and musical instruments. 

Source: Reported by the Nunciature of the Holy See.