TORONTO — An unknown person in Toronto, Canada decapitated a statue of the Virgin Mary outside the entrance of the Syriac Maronite Our Lady of Lebanon church.
The statue has been in place at the parish for 25 years ago.
The crime, which occurred at 03:15, was documented by surveillance cameras. The perpetrator left, carrying something which the investigators believe was the head of the broken statue, since it was not found nearby.
“One of the parishioners saw the decapitated statue and informed me. Then, I informed the police immediately,” the priest of the church, Father Walid al-Khoury said. “The statue has been at the placed in the parish for 25 years.”
Sunday August 30th, 2020, before we started our Masses at Our Lady of Lebanon church Toronto, we were shocked to discover a horrible act of vandalism: We found that the statue of the Virgin Mary, erected in front of the church, was completely decapitated!https://t.co/xuJxh17F7b pic.twitter.com/VemWvkiV5Y
— Our Lady of Lebanon Toronto (@ololtoronto) August 30, 2020