Consecrated Hosts stolen from Czestochowa Church

Country: Poland

Date of incident: April 28, 2024

Unknown perpetrators broke into the church of Our Lady of Czestochowa and stole the consecrated host, which is considered as an act of desecration by Catholics. Two ciboria with consecrated hosts disappeared from the secure tabernacle, as discovered by parish priest Father Stanislaw Mikos during Sunday Mass.

The perpetrators left no visible damage to the sanctuary or took items of material value. Fr Mikos, expressed his shock about the incident: "The only value for us believers is the Eucharistic Jesus. Our greatest holiness has been desecrated". He also stressed that the incident may be the result of the perpetrators' ignorance of the gravity and significance of their actions.

Source: Aleteia