Sri Lanka: cardinal forgives youth who desecrated church, will not press charges
Catholic World News - July 26, 2013
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, the former Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, has forgiven the young men who desecrated a parish in his Sri Lankan archdiocese and will not press charges.
“The unknown group had forcefully removed the tabernacle from the sanctuary of Angulana Church, broken it open and had tried to burn the Holy Communion (consecrated Hosts) by pouring kerosene oil on it,” the Archdiocese of Colombo said in a statement after the desecration. “However, over 30 lit soaked matches were found in [the] tabernacle, which has miraculously refused to catch fire.”
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