Thieves swipe rooftop church cross
TT/Claudia Rodas · 20 Jun 2008, 13:17
Published: 20 Jun 2008 13:17 GMT+02:00
Kvällsposten newspaper reports that either someone or several people must have climbed up onto the church roof and absconded with the gilded cross.
The church’s priest Father Milan is deeply disturbed by the senseless theft.
He told Kvällsposten newspaper: “No cross, no church”.
Father Milan views the theft as a symbolic attack on his people and their church. According to him, there must be a connection with an incident that happened 10 days ago when three men climbed up onto the church’s roof.
Nothing was stolen then, and the police assumed it was an attempted break-in.
The cross was presumably stolen early on Thursday morning when neighbors heard noise and voices around 4 am.