Madrid, Spain, Nov 16, 2016 / 15:04 pm
Critics of a Spanish judge say he wrongly dismissed charges against an artist who stole consecrated Hosts for an exhibit that disrespected the Catholic faith.
The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers announced it would file an appeal and be prepared "to go to the highest court necessary in the face of what is becoming a campaign of serious offenses against the Christian faith and religious freedom."
Abel Azcona stole more than 240 consecrated hosts from Masses celebrated in the cities of Madrid and Pamplona. He later took nude photos of himself arranging them on a floor to spell the word 'pederasty.' In November 2015, he displayed the photos as part of an art display in a city-owned exhibition hall available for public use.
When that exposition was over, the would-be artist sold the consecrated hosts for more than $268,000.