Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Marian statue vandalized outside of the National Shrine

 From ABC 7 News:

A case of vandalism at D.C.'s most notable Catholic church has been turned over to police, just days before one of the major feast days for Catholics in the United States.

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was vandalized Sunday night, church staff told EWTN reporter Mark Irons.

A tweet from Irons stated someone had cut the nose and folded hands off the statue, and the cross on top of the statue's crown had also been removed.