CNA Staff, Aug 25, 2020 / 09:57 am
A hermitage outside the small town of Planes, Spain was desecrated this month. Vandals robbed the building and damaged parts of the chapel.
Christ Most Holy hermitage is located outside Planes in Alicante Province, about 25 miles from Spain's central coast on the Mediterranean. The local people have a great devotion to the hermitage's image of Christ Most Holy.
In a post on the Archdiocese of Valencia's website, parish administrator Fr. Juan Crespo reported that the vandals stole several religious objects and significantly damaged the building. The incident was discovered August 15 and reported to the Civil Guard, Spain's national police.
The missing religious objects include a ceramic chalice and paten, as well as the metal crowns from the statues of Christ Most Holy and the Sorrowful Virgin. Also missing was the sword from the Sorrowful Virgin statue.