At an Extraordinary Ministry training meeting recently the question was asked, “What happens to the Eucharist if someone leaves the church with a consecrated Host with the intention of desecrating it?” The person asking the question was concerned about what efforts should be taken to prevent a person leaving the church. Our priest said, if possible, ask the person to consume it before leaving. However if they do get out of the church you shouldn’t “start WW III over a host. If someone desecrates a host, Christ is no longer present.”
Would you comment on this please – is this correct?
(I posted this “somewhere” in the Forum but don’t remember where - I apologize, I haven’t done this for a long while :shrug: