From the local CBS affiliate in Boston:
Police are investigating the vandalism of three religious statues at a Catholic church in Burlington. Father Frank Silva at Saint Margaret’s Church in Burlington saw the destruction right away. “I immediately noticed the head had been chopped off and as I got closer the hands had been broken off,” Father Silva said. The statue of the blessed mother desecrated, her head knocked right off. But that’s not all, just up the hill, two more statues were vandalized as well. Father Silva says, “The initial feeling was things have been violated in many ways, certainly from a religious and spiritual perspective.” Parishioners can’t believe what they are seeing. Rick Abreu says, “It’s sad, disgraceful, disrespectful people who have no faith or no morals to do something like that.” “It’s really sad that someone destroyed something that belongs to the church,” Paula Burke said.
Photo: Burlington PD