Denver, Colo., Aug 13, 2020 / 12:33 pm
After the statue of a saint was beheaded outside a Denver parish, the city's archbishop said he's praying for the conversion of those who have attacked churches and religious statues across the country in recent months.
A statue of St. Jude was beheaded in the courtyard of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish this weekend, diocesan officials confirmed, and devotional candles were destroyed at an outdoor prayer shrine.
"It is extremely disturbing to see a statue at one of our local parishes desecrated in this manner," Archbishop Samuel Aquila told CNA Aug. 12.
"As our archdiocese begins a Rosary Crusade this weekend, one of our specific intentions is to pray for the conversion of those who carry out acts of desecration against our churches, statues, and religious symbols."