Denver Newsroom, Sep 7, 2022 / 12:09 pm
Father Gonzalo Marín García, a priest of the primatial cathedral of Colombia in Bogotá, said in a statement released Sept. 6 that a ciborium containing the Eucharist that was used for daily Mass has been stolen from the cathedral.
Marín said the Archdiocese of Bogotá wanted to inform the general public “that in recent days a small ciborium where the Eucharist is reserved and is for daily use was stolen.”
The priest explained that the liturgical vessel is “approximately 15 centimeters in height” (about 6 inches) and was “recently manufactured,” so “it was not part of the artistic, religious, and patrimonial collection kept in the cathedral.”
Marín reported that a complaint has already been filed with the authorities, so that a “corresponding investigation” could be conducted.