Arlington, Va., Jan 27, 2022 / 16:00 pm
Police are investigating after a grotto at a Catholic parish in Burke, Virginia was vandalized Tuesday evening.
Nativity Catholic Church, is vowing to raise money to replace the statues, which were damaged beyond repair Jan. 25. The parish’s grotto depicted Our Lady of Fatima speaking to the three child visionaries.
In a Jan. 26 letter to his parish, Fr. Bob Cilinski said he was “so saddened” when the vandalism was discovered.
“The police were notified and came out to document the vandalism and begin their investigation. Unfortunately, the statues damaged are not repairable,” said Cilinski. “The statues will be removed and we will work to replace them.”