Catholics Pray for Stolen Tabernacle's Return

MIAMI (AP) - Miami Archbishop John Favalora is asking for an
$8,000 stolen sacred tabernacle to be returned.

Favalora prayed for the stolen jeweled box to be returned at a Mass held in Hialeah Saturday.

The custom-made, Spanish-imported jeweled box was stolen late last week. But it contains something Catholics consider far more
important than money: the Eucharist, a symbol of the body of Jesus

According to the Archdiocese of Miami, the theft amounts to sacrilege. Pastors and churchgoers across Miami-Dade have resorted to prayer and are asking the thieves to return the tabernacle and its contents to any Catholic church or police station.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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