Two Italian men arrested for vandalizing church containing body of St Agatha, body desecrated
CALTANISSETTA-(MaraviPost)-The Church containing the relics of St Agatha of Sicily was recently vandalized and the ‘body’ desecrated by the vandals.
According to local reports, the vandals broke into the Church of St. Agatha al Collegio in Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy where the relics of St Agatha is and vandalized the tabernacle.
They also stole some religious artifacts and depictions, broke hosts (Holy Communion ) and destroyed the depictions of the Virgin Mary at the alter.
Although the main body of St. Agatha is buried at the Church of the Abbey of St. Agatha in Catania, her relics is at Church of St. Agatha al Collegio in Caltanissetta, a Church dedicated to her which is the one vandalized. body of St Agatha of Sicily vandalised
St Agatha is one of the over 250 Saints of the Catholic Church whose body was preserved from decay.
They are said to have ‘incorrupt’ body after their body or a part of it showed no sign of decomposition.
Two persons have already been arrested in connection with the incident after some of the missing items were found in their possession.
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"So let us be confident, let us not be unprepared, let us not be outflanked, let us be wise, vigilant, fighting against those who are trying to tear the faith out of our souls and morality out of our hearts, so that we may remain Catholics, remain united to the Blessed Virgin Mary, remain united to the Roman Catholic Church, remain faithful children of the Church."- Archbp. Lefebvre 1980