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Two Italian men arrested for vandalizing church containing body of St Agatha, body desecrated

body of st Agatha desecrated

CALTANISSETTA-(MaraviPost)-The Church containing the relics of St Agatha of Sicily was recently vandalized and the ‘body’ desecrated by the vandals.

According to local reports, the vandals broke into the Church of St. Agatha al Collegio in Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy where the relics of St Agatha is place.

Suspected men therefore vandalized the tabernacle.

They also stole some religious artifacts and depictions, broke hosts (Holy Communion ) and destroyed the depictions of the Virgin Mary at the alter.

Although the main body of St. Agatha was buried at the Church of the Abbey of St. Agatha in Catania, her relics is at Church of St. Agatha al Collegio in Caltanissetta which the Church dedicated to her is the one vandalized.

body of St Agatha of Sicily vandalised

St Agatha is one of the over 250 Saints of the Catholic Church whose body was preserved from decay.

Saints’ remains are said to have ‘incorrupt’ body after their bodies or a part of it showed no sign of decomposition.

However, two men have already been arrested in connection with the incident after some of the missing items were found in their possession.

See more photos from the scene below.


Lloyd M’bwana
Lloyd M’bwana
I'm a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resource (LUANAR)'s Environmental Science graduate (Malawi) and UK's ICM Journalism and Media studies scholar. Also University of Malawi (UNIMA) Library Science Scholar. I have been The Malawi Country Manager and duty editor for the Maravi Post since 2019. My duty editor’s job is to ensure that the news is covered properly, that it is delivered on time, and that it is created to the standards set out in the editorial guidelines of the Maravi Post.


  1. They’re very scared and show remorse, let them be released for their judgement day is close at hand, and probably should be home protecting their families .

  2. This photo is a further desecration, in my opinion <3 What God held incorrupt, these men have violated. Respect MUST be given for the remains of this saint The images must be pulled, and the body properly tended too. This is more than a crime scene, this is a massacre of something very sacred..and I am referring not only to the saint, but the very body of Christ in these communion hosts. Please show respect and remove these photos in the name of decency.

  3. Truly, our battle is with the dark powers of this world, Satan being the “leader”.
    As difficult as it surely is, we must pray for these #2 poor, lost souls and for their repentance for such, presumably, grave sins they’ve committed.
    We must also ask God for forgiveness for allowing this outrage to occur.

    • The descecration of the relics is monstrously evil, but the desecration of the Blessed Sacrament, really and truly the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, is infinitely worse and should have headlined the article, not just mentioned as an aside.

  4. You think that they are Italian ? Maybe not , check the DNA. I wonder what would be their reaction if it happened to their mothers grave ? and their mothers just common women who didn’t instill any respect in them ,obviously.

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