Zambia: Thieves steal Tabernacle containing Holy Eucharist

In Kitwe, Zambia’s second largest city, Unknown people have stolen the Tabernacle from a Catholic Church.

Vatican News English Africa Service

Zambia’s Catholic Radio Icengelo reports that thieves broke into the St John Catholic Church in Kamfinsa, Kitwe.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday when the thieves broke into the church building and stole a tabernacle containing the Holy Eucharist.

Church speakers also stolen

Kamfinsa Dean, Fr Ferdinand Banda, said thieves also went away with two church speakers and an electric Genset. The Genset was later found abandoned in a nearby maize field.

“Yes, it is true; they stole the Tabernacle in the early hours of (Monday night). They entered the Church at St. John’s Kamfinsa. We reported everything to the Police in Kamfinsa,” said Fr Banda.