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A statue of the Virgin Mary has been decapitated in Toronto

Parishioners of a church in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood were “horrified” after a statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated over the weekend.


This act of vandalism took place last Sunday, according to Father Walid El Khoury, who is the pastor of the Our Lady of Lebanon Parish on Queen Street.

To make matters worse, people have been coming to the church to pray for the victims of the recent Beirut explosion which left close to two hundred people dead and thousands of others injured.

Toronto Mayor John Tory weighed in on the act of vandalism saying he was left feeling “horrified” by the incident. He offered the city’s support in condemning the act while asking those with information to contact police about the “despicable crime.”


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