A church in Boston is reeling after three religious statues were desecrated by vandals.
A statue of the Virgin Mary had its head knocked off while hands were removed from other statues at a Catholic church in Burlington.
“The initial feeling was things have been violated in many ways, certainly from a religious and spiritual perspective,” Father Frank Silva of Saint Margaret’s Church told CBS Boston.
Silva noted that the desecration occurred right after Easter, remarking, “To have something like this happen hits you right in the gut”.
Parishioners are also upset, with Rick Abreu commenting, “It’s sad, disgraceful, disrespectful people who have no faith or no morals to do something like that”.
Police don’t have much evidence to go on, but they don’t see a connection to a Virgin Mary statue that was vandalized in Norwood parish just days previously.