Tanzania ‘investigating theft of Eucharist cup’

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Suspected thieves in Tanzania stole silverware used to store sacramental bread (Eucharist) from a Catholic church, local newspaper Mwananchi reports.

The theft of the cup known as ciborium, worth $2,150 (£1,553), happened last Sunday at Mkoka Catholic parish in the capital Dodoma.

Police are still investigating how the cup disappeared from the church premises. Nothing else was stolen from the church.

No person has been arrested so far, the paper reported, quoting the head of the security team in the region.