Thieves rob Brooklyn church of $2M tabernacle, decapitate angel statue: cops

May 31, 2022 259

BY: Reuven Fenton and Tina Moore

A bejeweled tabernacle believed to be worth $2 million was stolen from a Brooklyn church by godless thieves who also decapitated statues of angels, cops and church officials said Sunday. The crooks used power tools to slice open a steel cabinet at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Park Slope and swipe the “pure 18-karat gold tabernacle with jewels” sometime between Thursday and Saturday, police said.

The tabernacle is believed to date to when the Park Slope church was built in the 1890s. It held the Holy Eucharist and was only ever opened during Mass. The thieves also cut off the heads of angel statues flanking it and left the Eucharist strewn about the altar. Church officials were horrified by the unholy act.

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