Mexico: police, military desecrate prison chapel
January 26, 2012
Joined by other diocesan leaders, Bishop José Raúl Vera López of Saltillo, a northeastern Mexican city of 725,000, has expressed his outrage at the desecration of a chapel during a raid on a prison by military and police forces.
During the January 23 raid, the policemen and soldiers pried open a tabernacle, scattered hosts on the ground, and trampled on them. The bishop will offer Mass outside the prison on January 27 in reparation for the act.
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- Chaplain says Mexican officials committed sacrilege at prison chapel (CNS)