Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Satanists suspected in tabernacle desecration in India

Catholic World News - October 07, 2013

A tabernacle at a Catholic church in Aluvi, a city of 25,000 in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala, has been desecrated, according to multiple media reports.

Satanists are suspected in the September 29 incident, which included the theft of the hosts.

“We strongly suspect the involvement of an evil group,” said an official of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Conference, The New Indian Express reported. “It may be noted that the offering box in the church remains untouched. The common laity has no use of [the consecrated host], the communion bread. Only those who practice black mass need it. There were reports that certain groups were active in giving hosts for cash.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($19,134 to go):
$35,000.00 $15,866.48
55% 45%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days