Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Mar 30, 2022 / 13:36 pm
A tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament located inside, along with other church belongings, was stolen from Catholic church in Hydes, Maryland, between the night of March 25 and the morning of March 26.
“I am saddened that they took the tabernacle with the Holy Eucharist in it, which is appalling,” Father Pete Literal, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, located in Baltimore County, told CNA Wednesday.
Stolen were the gold tabernacle with the Eucharist inside, the base of a processional cross, four candelabras, and six candle holders. There was also damage found on a side door of the church, according to the police report, “where a 2-inch piece was missing near the handle.”
Police don’t know how the door was damaged, but the report shows that the damage “was not near the latch or lock and there was no damage consistent with prying on the adjacent surfaces.”