Latest: 3 Statues Vandalized At Burlington Catholic Church
March 29, 2016 10:10 PM By Kate Merrill
BURLINGTON (CBS) – Police are investigating the vandalism of three religious statues at a Catholic church in Burlington.
Father Frank Silva at Saint Margaret’s Church in Burlington saw the destruction right away.
“I immediately noticed the head had been chopped off and as I got closer the hands had been broken off,” Father Silva said.
The statue of the blessed mother desecrated, her head knocked right off. But that’s not all, just up the hill, two more statues were vandalized as well.
Earlier: Virgin Mary statue vandalized at Norwood parish
By Reenat Sinay and Alexandra Koktsidis Globe Correspondents March 27, 2016
A statue of the Virgin Mary at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood was vandalized with black spray paint on Good Friday, the most sacred day of the year for Catholics.
The body of the statue, which depicts the Blessed Mother with praying hands, was covered in paint. Graffiti was scrawled beneath a plaque that reads “To Jesus Through Mary,” on the base of the statue, which stands in a garden outside the parish school.