#BreakingNews Eucharist Desecrated and Catholic Chapel Vandalized in Mexico - Diocese Calls for Prayers of Reparation and Cites Canon Law 1367
A chapel in the Las Rosas neighborhood, in Querétaro, Mexico was desecrated on April 8, 2021. The Diocese of Querétaro reported that on the night of April 8 the chapel of the Holy Family, in the St. Sebastian Parish, was vandalized and the tabernacle with the reserve of the Blessed Sacrament was desecrated. The diocese noted, in a statement, that the perpetrators destroyed some sacred things and objects, throwing the Eucharistic Hosts on the ground and stole some of the pixes. For this reason, they exhorted the entire Christian community to join a Eucharistic vigil as an act of reparation, which is, they explained, an act of reparation for the sacrilege and offenses committed against the sacred objects of the Catholic Church. The diocese also asked the priest Rogelio Olvera Vargas to strengthen the security of the church and chapel. They added that this type of aggression should encourage, in an organized way, the custody and surveillance of the tabernacles in the churches.
They also noted Canon Law 1367, which states that, "A person who throws away the consecrated species or takes or retains them for a sacrilegious purpose incurs a latae sententiae excommunication reserved to the Apostolic See; moreover, a cleric can be punished with another penalty, not excluding dismissal from the clerical state."