Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Goa: Tabernacle Stolen, Hosts Defiled

Tabernacle Stolen, Consecrated Hosts Defiled In Latest Goa Church Robbery

The Church in Goa reported theft problems for 13th time in the last 11 months.

The latest incident is reported to have occurred at Sts. Cosmas and Damian, a Catholic Church in Bogmalo, 30 kilometers south of Panaji, the state capital, on the night of Jan. 26-27. The heavy Church tabernacle was stolen and was later found abandoned on a nearby hillock with the consecrated hosts scattered on the ground. A gold plated ciborium and some 100 rupees was however reported to be missing.

Read the full story at UCANews


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