ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 16, 2023 / 16:25 pm
The same church where Father Javier Contreras was stabbed in 2020 — St. Josemaría Escrivá parish in the town of Alcorcón, Spain — was vandalized and robbed during the night of June 15–16.
In a message shared with parishioners to which ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, had access, Contreras said: “Tonight our parish has been partially vandalized and robbed.”
Fortunately, the priest was able to determine that the tabernacle was untouched: “Thank God, the tabernacle and the sacred vessels were unharmed, but [otherwise] there was a great deal of damage.”
Contreras asked for prayers for the vandals and expressed his forgiveness: “We ask you for prayers for those poor people, whom we forgive.”