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New desecration in a church in Castellón - Stone - 02-23-2023

New desecration in a church in Castellón

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Parish church of Santa María de Segorbe Parish Church of Santa María de Segorbe

By Infovaticana [computer translated from the Spanish] | February 23, 2023

It is the second desecration suffered by a church in the diocese of Castellón in less than a month. The proliferation of news like these shows that the devil is unleashed.

The Bishop of Castellón, Monsignor Casimiro López Llorente, has reported « with deep pain » that « a serious desecration of the Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist took place on February 20 in the parish church of Santa María de Segorbe ». The assailants and authors of the desecration have also stolen the money raised at Misa.

« In the course of a robbery, carried out at night, several objects have been stolen, and, what is more serious, the Tabernacle has been opened and the Holy Eucharists have been spilled, deposited in the ciborium and in the virile of custody », reads the bishop's statement.

Casimiro López regrets that « in less than a month we have to regret a new desecration of the Eucharist in our Diocese. The previous took place on January 24 in the parish church of San Francisco de Asís de Castellón de la Plana. I ask the entire diocesan community and especially the parish priests and other church leaders to take extreme security measures to prevent robberies and, above all, the desecrations of the Blessed Sacrament ».

The bishop stresses that « what happened is a sacrilegious act against the greatest treasure that we Catholics have: the Most Holy Eucharist, the real and permanent presence of Jesus Christ among us ». For this reason, in order to repair this new sacrilegious act, Monsignor Casimiro will celebrate a Holy Mass of redress in the Church of Santa María de Segorbe, on Sunday, March 5, at 12:00 pm, « to which I invite all Catholics from the Diocese of Segorbe-Castellón -priests, religious and laity-, accompanying the faithful of this parish at this painful moment in their local history ».

The prelate also takes advantage in the statement to ask priests that in all parish churches, chapels and temples open to worship, acts of redress and reparation are carried out either with the celebration of Holy Mass or with the prolonged exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

« I again urge all faithful Catholics to take advantage of what happened to renew our Eucharistic faith and devotion. Behind this event hides a call to conversion addressed to each one of us. Let us make this grievance an opportunity for redress. May this offense be an occasion to arouse and manifest our love for Jesus Christ, present in the Eucharist. », concludes the communiqué of the Bishop of Castellón.