Sunday, June 28, 2009
Virgin Mary Attacked - Violated in Church!
Vandals attack Virgin Mary in W.Pa. church
The Associated Press
A Virgin Mary statue in a Pittsburgh-area church has been knocked over, knocked up, again, and broken by vandals who also used orange paint to write "666" on the statue's forehead.
Rev. David Bonnar says it was "a really horrific act."
Police are searching for those who vandalized the grotto in St. Bernard Church in Mount Lebanon, a Pittsburgh suburb about seven miles from downtown.
Bonnar says the Virgin's left arm was broken along with other parts of her left side. He says the vandals also tore apart rosary beads and threw them around the grotto. He says the area has traditionally been a place for quiet prayer.