Wednesday, January 22, 2020

#BreakingNews Eucharist scattered and Tabernacle Destroyed at Church - Archbishop calls for Day of Prayers for Reparation


The St Francis Assisi Catholic Church in Kengeri, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India was vandalised. The Archbishop, Peter Machado of Bangalore said: “I am not only terribly shocked but also greatly grieved that desecration was done to the Eucharistic Lord in that church.” The prelate said that the parish priest, Fr Satish, of the Order of Capuchin Friars, informed him of the attack. Consecrated Hosts were scattered on the ground, dishonouring “Our Blessed Lord and Saviour”. Archbishop Machado proclaimed a day of reparation and prayer for Friday.  Little is known about the reasons behind the desecration. A complaint has been filed with the local police and an investigation is underway. According to early witness accounts, nothing was stolen, suggesting that vandalism was the goal; however, police have not ruled out anything. “We all know,” said Mgr Machado, “that this sacrilege and serious dishonour done to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour is a matter of great concern, not only to the parishioners of St Francis Assisi Parish but also to the religious feelings of everyone in the Archdiocese.
Therefore, “I request you to observe Friday, 24 January, a Day of Reparation in the Archdiocese to praise, worship and glorify the Eucharistic Lord in a very special way. Let us also pray for those who have aggrieved Him by doing such a sacrilegious act.” 
Lastly, “I call on parish priests and chaplains to expose the Blessed Sacrament for adoration on this day, and keep it for at least 12 hours from morning till evening for public veneration in all the churches and the religious houses of the Archdiocese.”
Edited from AsiaNewsIT
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6 comments:

MichelleP12 said...

What an awful thing for Jesus to have gone through!

Unknown said...

This is sad! Let's learn to tolerate other people's religion. Jesus in the Eucharist! I adore you! Make my wish the day come true. I will come back to testify!

Unknown said...

Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist be consoled and have mercy. Amen

Anonymous said...

How sad. As said above, we should all learn to respect and tolerate each other's religion. In Kenya we do that. India, please take heed.

Michael said...

Correction to comments: let’s respect other people but not any false religions. We cannot give the same respect to a lie that we give to the truth.

Unknown said...

No one is forced to accept the other religions, why call it false? How do you know that your religion is the true religion, according to your comment, u seem to support the desecration act, all in all Jesus is real in the Blessed Sacrament, He remains real even if the whole world can deny his existence in the Blessed Sacrament... the above action needs a whole world reparation. Jesus Son of the living God, HV Mercy on us and on the whole world