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Thief is stabbed by angel statue's sword after trying to steal it from Mexican church

Saint Michael is usually seen carrying a sword due to his affiliation with protecting the heavenly kingdom from paganism and the devil

Divine righteousness! A thief is stabbed by the sword of an angel statue after trying to steal it from a Mexican church and tripping

  • While drunk, a man in Mexico injured himself trying to rob a church
  • A statue of Saint Michael holding a sword was taken in the dark of night
  • The drunk man tripped, seriously injuring himself in the process

A drunken man injured himself trying to steal a sword from a statue of Saint Michael the Archangel in a church in Mexico.

Michael Alonso, 32, visited his local church in Monterrey in the wee hours of the morning. According to a report translated by the Catholic News Agency, Alonso broke into the church the night before tripping and cutting his neck with the sword causing serious injuries.

Locals who noticed the incident at the entrance to the church called for help and soon after he contacted local authorities. He received much-needed medical treatment before being handed over to the police. The statue was undamaged and returned to the church.

Saint Michael is usually seen carrying a sword due to his affiliation with protecting the heavenly kingdom from paganism and the devil

Saint Michael is usually seen carrying a sword due to his affiliation with protecting the heavenly kingdom from paganism and the devil

The interior of Christ the King Parish in Monterrey where the thief attempted to steal the statue of Saint Michael before accidentally impaling himself by the statue's sword

The interior of Christ the King Parish in Monterrey where the thief attempted to steal the statue of Saint Michael before accidentally impaling himself by the statue’s sword

In Catholicism, the Archangel Michael is considered the defender of the heavenly army and the helper of the armies of God against the devil, which is why he is usually always depicted with a sword.

In the biblical passage, Revelation 12:7-8, it is written, “Now war arose in the heavens, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no more place for them in heaven.

Catholics celebrate the Feast of Saint Michael, also called Saint Michael, on September 29, where tradition dictates a day spent with family and a prepared meal of goose stuffed with potatoes, vegetables and herbs.

Many locals saw Alonso's injury as divine karma.  Give the saint a well-deserved addition to his fearsome warrior legacy

Many locals saw Alonso’s injury as divine karma. Give the saint a well-deserved addition to his fearsome warrior legacy

Considering that over 75% of Mexicans are practicing Catholics, the symbolism St. Michael holds is not insignificant.

The thief being cut by the blade of St. Michael, defender of the church, was called by some locals as divine punishment.

Lupita, owner of a local store in Monterrey, told ABC Noticias.

It happened to him for doing bad things,” she said. “Saint Michael is for protection, to fight evil, I think that’s why it happened to him.”

The church was targeted again in October as another thief tried to steal the statue of an alter boy, but was quickly apprehended by police.

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