Friday, April 27, 2012

ASIA : BANGLADESH : BREAK-IN AT NUN'S CHAPEL STOLEN CHALICE

UCAN NEWS REPORT:
Sumon Corraya, Dhaka
Bangladesh
April 26, 2012
A women’s religious congregation complained to police yesterday about a burglary at their chapel on April 25.
Burglars broke into the chapel of the Associates of Mary Queen of Apostles congregation headquarters and tried to steal holy and valuable objects including a ciborium, chalice, monstrance and religious figurines.
They also desecrated the Holy Eucharist but were interrupted by a security guard who chased them away.
Father Albert Rozario, a lawyer and parish priest of country’s largest Holy Rosary Catholic Church at Tejgaon, filed the complaint on behalf of the nuns.
“This is a heinous crime and the culprits must be punished. They have not only burgled a religious place but also desecrated a Holy Eucharist. This is an attack on our religious sentiments,” he said.
SOURCE: UCAN NEWS

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