The stealing of the host is supposedly comparable with the willful destruction of a Tora-roll or the desecration of a graveyard.
[kreuz.net Graz] Unknown persons have damaged more churches in the Austrian Diocese of Graz-Seckau.
This was according to the Press Office of the Diocese today. The media has regarded this crime with indifference.
The press text in the main speaks of "more disturbances and defacement of Catholic churches."
The highpoint of these "diverse disturbances" was a quick forced entry into the city church of St. Paul:
"The tabernacle was broken into and unknown persons stole 80 hosts."
Episcopal Vicar Heinrich Schnuderl commented on the robbery of the All Holiest, "horrified":
"The desecration of a host is for us Christians an attack against the center of our faith."
It is manifestly not clear any more, that the Host in the tabernacle, "the body of Christ", is the All Holy for Catholics.
The Episcopal Vicar identified the sacrilege, supposedly, with "a Toraroll in the Jewish Synagogue or an Islamic Koran, and also comparable to the desecration of a grave for example, in a Jewish graveyard."
Bishop Against Anti-Islam-Online Game
In the same press relase Bishop Egon Kapellari of Graz-Seckau criticized an on-line game for the right-people's party, 'FPO'.
On the page "moschoo-baba.at" the the user must shoot stop signs at newly appearing mosques.
Msgr Kapellari views this as a threat against religious peace in Steyria:
"That puts up a barrier to inter religious respect and should be strictly avoided."