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A church was vandalised and a statue of Mary beheaded in Italy

A man vandalised the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Scandiano, causing thousands of euros worth of damage.


He vandalised the walls, furniture, and statues, including breaking off the head of a statue of Mary. The individual destroyed sacred objects and broke open the tabernacle to throw the hosts on the ground.

The police were able to identify the perpetrator. The 53-year-old from Modena was consequently reported for aggravated damage.






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