Ndola, 25 February, 2021 / 10:06 pm (ACI Africa).
The Parish Priest of St. John the Evangelist Kamfinsa, Kitwe of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has, in an interview with ACI Africa, confirmed the theft of the tabernacle and the Blessed Sacrament at the Parish church.
In the Thursday, February 25 interview, Fr. Mathias Chungu said that the Sacristy was “ransacked” and that two speakers were among the items the desecrators made away with.
“It was in the early morning of Monday, 22nd of February when I received a call from the parish that the Tabernacle is missing,” Fr. Chungu told ACI Africa.
The member of the Society of African Missions (SMA) further recounted, “I immediately went to the Parish which is a 15-minute drive from the residence to assess the situation.”
“We realized that one of the windows was tampered with,” Fr. Chungu said, and added, “Apart from the window that they broke, the Tabernacle which had two ciboriums of the consecrated Blessed Sacrament and two speakers that we use for the public address system, they also ransacked the Sacristy.”