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Over 200 consecrated hosts stolen, desecrated in Spain art exhibit

Nov 23, 2015 - 04:40 pm .- Critics of Pamplona’s city council say it deliberately attacked Catholics and broke Spanish law by using city property to display a sacrilegious art exhibit with more than 240 stolen consecrated Hosts.

Catholics in Holy Land aggrieved by arson attack on monastery in Israel

Jun 19, 2015 - 11:45 am .- Catholic leaders have been joined by Israeli leaders in their concerned reaction to Thursday's attack on a church located on the Sea of Galilee, which has hospitalized two persons and caused extensive damage.

After theft, Argentines donate prized possessions, wedding rings for new monstrance

May 13, 2015 - 12:03 am .- Large numbers of the faithful are donating gold and silver belongings to forge a new monstrance after a theft in Tucuman, Argentina.

Amid string of break-ins, Bishop of Ars removes Blessed Sacrament from parishes

Feb 18, 2015 - 12:35 pm .- Bishop Pascal Roland of Belley-Ars in France has ordered that the Blessed Sacrament be removed from all chapels and churches in the diocese following a wave of sacrileges that have taken place in recent days.

Holy Land: Vandal tries to set fire to Dormition Abbey

May 28, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- As Pope Francis concluded his trip to the Holy Land on May 26, an unknown man attempted to set fire to the Abbey of the Dormition, the place where according to tradition the Virgin Mary fell asleep before being assumed into Heaven.

Abortion rights activists vandalize cathedral in Chile

Jul 26, 2013 - 04:31 pm .- Abortion activists interrupted Mass at the Cathedral of the Chilean capital Santiago the evening of July 25, destroying confessionals and defaming several side altars with blasphemous graffiti.

Man with sledgehammer attacks two La. Catholic churches

Dec 18, 2012 - 02:12 am .- A vandal with a sledgehammer who attacked statues at two parishes in Sulphur, La. was discovered in the adoration chapel at one of the churches.

Anti-Christian graffiti hits Franciscan convent in Jerusalem

Oct 2, 2012 - 04:35 pm .- Vandals sprayed graffiti insulting to Jesus on the walls of a Franciscan convent on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, echoing a similar attack last month and drawing renewed condemnation from Catholic leaders.

Vandals hit Catholic monastery in Holy Land with fire and graffiti

Sep 5, 2012 - 03:44 pm .- Vandals set fire to the door of the Latroun Monastery near Jerusalem on the morning of Sept. 4 and spray painted the walls with blasphemous phrases in Hebrew.

Vandals strike historic Santa Cruz church

May 9, 2012 - 07:09 am .- The parishioners of Holy Cross Church and the Diocese of Monterey, Calif. are “shocked and saddened” after a Sunday vandalism spree damaged irreplaceable items like a baptismal font that the famous missionary Bl. Junipero Serra brought to the area in 1791.

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