Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City announced Thursday that the consecrated Host at the center of a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court has been returned.
The archbishop leveled a suit against the head of the satanic group, which has scheduled a black mass in the city for Sept. 21. The basis of the suit was the claim that a consecrated host claimed to be in the possession of the satanic group was stolen property.
An attorney representing the head of the satanic group presented the host to a Catholic priest Thursday afternoon. The lawsuit sought return of the Host following multiple public statements by the head of the local satanic group that they planned to defile and desecrate the consecrated Host during the satanic black mass scheduled next month in Oklahoma City.
With the return of the Host and an accompanying signed statement from the satanic group leader that the group no longer possesses a consecrated Host, nor will they use a consecrated Host in their rituals, the archbishop agreed to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice.
“I am relieved that we have been able to secure the return of the sacred Host, and that we have prevented its desecration as part of a planned satanic ritual,” said Archbishop Coakley. “I remain concerned about the dark powers that this satanic worship invites into our community and the spiritual danger that this poses to all who are involved in it, directly or indirectly.”
Archbishop Coakley has made repeated requests for the city’s leaders to cancel the satanic ritual in a publicly funded facility.