ACI Prensa Staff, Sep 1, 2023 / 16:30 pm
Bishop Héctor Zordán of Gualeguaychú, Argentina, denounced the attack carried out by vandals on a chapel early Wednesday morning when unidentified persons broke into the place, destroying things and setting fire to the articles used for Mass.
The perpetrators struck Our Lady of the Valley chapel near the small settlement of Pehuajó Sud. The chapel is part of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in the town of Larroque, about 11 miles to the west.
In an Aug. 30 statement posted on Facebook, the bishop said the damage inflicted was a criminal act motivated by the intent to “desecrate the sacred place and its contents, rather than theft.”
The vandals forced their way into the chapel, started the fire, and damaged an image of the Virgin.