ACI Prensa Staff, Sep 14, 2023 / 16:20 pm
The 108-foot-tall sculpture of Christ the Fisher located in La Concordia in the Mexican state of Chiapas was completely burned down after being struck by lightning Sept. 10.
Hours after the incident, the Secretariat for Civil Protection and the local municipal police went to the scene to assess the damage. “Due to the impact of lightning and combustible material, fire spread in its structure; it collapsed and burned,” Civil Protection reported on Facebook.
Señor de la Misericordia (Lord of Mercy) Parish said in a statement sent to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, that the “sacred image” was more than a symbol, because “for years it was representing and strengthening the faith of our people.”