Picture of a Priest Saving the Consecrated Hosts After Being Beaten

Dominic Pavan

This photo speaks volumes: A priest, knocked to the ground as he was distributing Communion, who uses the strength he has left to gather the hosts and particles of the Eucharist that had fallen to the floor.

The priest, Father Bartholomew Mun Jung-hyun, was celebrating a Mass at the gates of a controversial naval base the government was building in the area.
He was distributing Holy Communion when authorities broke in and began to beat those present, including the priest, throwing him to the ground.
The event occurred in Jeju, South Korea.