(Milan) In Missaglia in the Italian Archdiocese of Milan (Lombardy) unknown individuals violently forced their way into the parish church of San Vittore. This church has the designation of a Papal Basilica Minor. They broke into the tabernacle and stole the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Otherwise they took some sacramental upbeats, among them a bronze cross, a small shrine and the door of the tabernacle.
There is a weighty suspicion that the perpetrators were either acting for or were Satanists, because besides the Sacrament no valuable objects were stolen. The object of the act was clearly the body of Christ.
Pastor and Community are horrified: “The financial damage is the least, only the door of the tabernacle door which was ripped off, had any clear value. Most horrible is the sacrilege, the profanation of the Blessed Sacrament. The perpetrators took with them what was most valuable for the faithful, the consecrated body of Christ. An act, which is difficult to discuss and has wounded us deeply”, said Pastor Albino Mandelli.
The crimes took place on the 5th of April in the morning and was discovered by the sacristan. The Diocesan authorities were immediately informed.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Bild: Dekanat Missaglia
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