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Bishop Robert Brennan blesses Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Brooklyn, New York, with holy water on Nov. 4, 2023, in response to the filming of an indecent music video in the church. Assisting the bishop is Monsignor Joseph Grimaldi, vicar general of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn bishop disciplines pastor who allowed pop star to film music video in church

Nov 4, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The release of the video “Feather” on Oct. 31 triggered an uproar on social media and calls for a reconsecration... Read more

The sanctuary of the Virgin of Flowers Shrine in Álora, Málaga, Spain, was found desecrated Sept. 19, 2023.

Shrine of Virgin of Flowers whose name traveled to Mars with NASA desecrated

Sep 20, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The incident took place Monday night but was not discovered until early Tuesday, when the person who opened the church... Read more

Bishop Rafael Zornoz of Cádiz and Ceuta, Spain, celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Puerto Real.

Consecrated hosts stolen from hospital chapel tabernacle in Spain

Sep 14, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Sources at the diocese told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, that chaplains witnessed the tabernacle had been profaned on... Read more

Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica, presides over a penitential rite on June 3, 2023, two days after a Polish man stripped naked and stood on the basilica’s high altar.

Penitential rite held after naked man stands on St. Peter’s Basilica’s main altar

Jun 3, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

A Polish national stripped off his clothes and climbed onto the basilica’s high altar on June 1. Read more

Unidentified individuals on Jan. 15, 2023, desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in Our Lady of the Abandoned Catholic Church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.

Blessed Sacrament desecrated in church in Nicaragua

Jan 18, 2023

By CNA Staff

Unidentified individuals on Jan. 15 desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in a Catholic church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. Read more

Communion Wafers.

Tabernacle desecrated, consecrated hosts stolen from Costa Rica church 

Oct 21, 2022

By ACI Prensa

In the early hours of the morning, caretakers of the St. Rose of Lima Parish, Pocosol, noticed that sound equipment,... Read more

Fr. Travis Clark after his Sept. 30 arrest.

Louisiana priest who desecrated altar charged with vandalism

Mar 22, 2021

A priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans arrested last year along with two women after filming a pornographic video... Read more

Church of Sts Peter and Paul, Pearl River, Louisiana.

New Orleans priest defiles altar with pornographic filmmaking, arrested for obscenity

Oct 9, 2020

A priest in the Archdiocese of New Orleans has been arrested along with two women and charged with obscenity after... Read more

Spoleto Cathedral in Umbria, central Italy.

St. John Paul II relic stolen amid church robberies in Italy

Sep 24, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

This week a relic of St. Pope John Paul II was stolen from a cathedral in central Italy, while a... Read more


Blessed Sacrament stolen from Texas Catholic parish

Nov 12, 2019

The pastor of a Catholic parish in El Paso, Texas is calling for prayer and reparation after a tabernacle containing... Read more

Terrorists desecrate Eucharist, destroy Catholic chapel in the Philippines

Jun 26, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Last week, members of a terrorist group destroyed a Catholic chapel, desecrating consecrated hosts and religious icons, during a nine-hour... Read more