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Statues of the Virgin Mary Targeted in Boston, New York; Church Set Alight in Florida


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CNSNews.com) – Boston police are investigating the deliberate setting alight of a statue of the Virgin Mary outside a Roman Catholic church in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood, an incident coming less than two days after a statue of Mary was vandalized in New York City, and after a man tried to set fire to a church in Florida.

According to the Boston Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit, one or more unknown suspects set fire to plastic flowers that had been placed in the hands of the statue outside the Saint Peter Parish Church, causing burn damage to the face and torso.

The Boston Police Department said officers responded to a call around 10 PM on Saturday night. The matter was under investigation and anyone with information was been asked by call a Crime Stoppers tip line on 1 (800) 494-TIPS.

“The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner,” it said.:snip:

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