A depiction of the Virgin Mary and Christ, which has been denounced by some as a portrayal of George Floyd, is missing from the Columbus School of Law.
An image depicting the Virgin Mary embracing Jesus Christ was stolen yesterday from outside the Mary Mirror of Justice chapel at the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. The icon—titled “Mama”—was installed in March as part of the university’s Black History Month celebration.
The image has become a point of controversy. Painted by artist Kelly Latimore, the university said at the time of installation that the icon, “was created following the death of George Floyd and is evocative of the Pieta—a mother mourning her son.”