I recently read an article in Columbia magazine, entitled ‘These are the martyr’s of today!’ Earlier this year, ISIS militants raided a missionary in Yemen. The ISIS militants were set on killing everyone in the missionary. While these militants were performing their evil acts murdering the Sisters, the Father in the convent was able to consume all of the hosts (except the large host which he dissolved in water). I can only imagine this was a substantial quantity of hosts. I know that priests are allowed two hosts per day, and per the extraordinary situations, can consume one or two more I think (if other priests are not available to perform mass, a holiday, etc.).
My question is this: in such a circumstance where these militants could have stolen the host and desecrated them, would this would be a circumstance where an exception would be made to consume more than the allotted daily “allowance” of hosts and granted ex post facto?