ACI Prensa Staff, Oct 21, 2022 / 18:00 pm
A church in northern Costa Rica was desecrated Oct. 19 when unknown vandals broke open a tabernacle and stole consecrated hosts and various liturgical objects, reported the Diocese of Ciudad Quesada.
“In the early hours of the morning, caretakers of the St. Rose of Lima Parish, Pocosol, noticed that sound equipment, sacred vessels, and a monstrance had been stolen,” said a statement from the diocese published Oct. 19.
“The tabernacle was forced open and consecrated hosts were taken,” the statement said.
The parish priest, Father Geison Gerardo Ortiz Marín, will carry out an act of reparation, which consists of a prayer of reparation, on Oct. 22 in the parish.