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A Catholic church has been vandalised in Virginia

Fundraising plans are underway to replace statues that were vandalized last month at a Roman Catholic church’s grotto in Fairfax County, officials said.


The vandalism apparently occurred in the overnight hours the 25th of January at Nativity Catholic Church in Burke, said the Rev. Bob Cilinski, pastor of the 49-year-old parish.

A large statue of the Virgin Mary’s appearance to three children at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917 had its head removed, and other statues were damaged in the assault.

“Unfortunately, the statues damaged are not repairable. The statues will be removed and we will work to replace them,” Father Cilinski wrote in an email to parishioners.


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