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Malaysian Church accepts Islamic magazine's apology for desecration

Catholic World News - March 08, 2010

Church officials in Kuala Lumpur have accepted an apology from the editors of Al Islam magazine for the desecration of the Eucharist by reporters working for the journal.

The two reporters, who were working on a story about reports of Muslims converting to Christianity, revealed that they had attended Mass, received Communion, and spat out the Blessed Sacraments. Their report provoked outrage among Malaysian Christians.

The magazine's editors released a statement saying that the reporters had not been aware that their actions would offend Catholics. "It is also not the intention of Al Islam to insult the Christian religion nor to desecrate their house of worship," they said.

"We accept the public apology," said Father Lawrence Andrew, editor of the Catholic Herald. "We trust they will not repeat it. We are not holding any grudges."

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  • Posted by: joy12159313 - Mar. 09, 2010 3:15 PM ET USA

    This is so unfortunate and saddening.I wonder if there was an investigation as to what happened to the Eucharist they spat out. I certainly hope church officials would do some reasonable follow up to retrieve the body of Christ.

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