ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 12, 2021 / 12:01 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The Diocese of Querétaro, Mexico, reported that Holy Family Chapel in Saint Sebastian Parish was robbed last week, its tabernacle desecrated, and the Eucharist thrown to the ground.
In an April 9 statement, the diocese expressed its “sadness and concern” that the church “was violated” the night of April 8.
“They destroyed some things and sacred objects. They threw the Eucharistic Species on the floor and stole some of the pixes,” the diocese said.
The statement, signed by the chancellor, asked “the Christian community to join together to offer God a Solemn Eucharistic Vigil, as an act of reparation for the sacrilege against the Most Holy Body and Blood of Our Lord.”
The statement also called on the episcopal vicar for pastoral ministry, Fr. Rogelio Olvera Vargas, “to increase the security of the churches and chapels, and to continue promoting perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.”