Liturgical vestments and vessels were missing, including the commemorative chalice used by St. John Paul II during a 2001 Holy Mass.
Russian invading troops plundered the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Seminary in Vorzel, Kiyv District, Ukraine, wrote Roman Catholic Bishop Vitaliy Kryvytskiy of Kiyv-Zhytomyr Diocese.
“The plunderers made a forced entry, taking down the sturdy seminary gate. They stole everything worth selling, from air conditioning units, washing machines, computers, routers, and kitchen appliances through to the rector’s favorite if much worn sneakers he used for his morning jogs. The seminary needs time to return back to normal as the power and gas supply has been cut off; there is no running water. Some liturgical vestments and vessels are missing, too, including the commemorative chalice used by St. John Paul II during the Holy Mass he said in 2001,” Bishop Vitaliy Kryvytskiy of Kiyv-Zhytomyr wrote on Facebook.