ACI Prensa Staff, Jan 5, 2023 / 16:00 pm
Early Wednesday morning, a man destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary that stood in a small brick grotto at the entrance to the town of Sopó in the Cundinamarca district of Colombia.
The Marian image was more than 70 years old. A video circulating on social media shows an individual viewed from the back striking the statue of the Virgin.
In a video posted on the town’s Facebook page, the mayor of Sopó, Miguel Alejandro Rico Suárez, said that the attack was committed by “a young man with psychiatric problems, who was captured at the time.”
In the wake of the attack, the mayor called on the people to strengthen their faith “and show all our love for the Virgin.”