CNA Staff, Dec 16, 2020 / 00:50 am America/Denver (CNA).
The Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, last weekend unveiled a new statue of the Blessed Mother, after a previous statue was destroyed more than two months ago.
A new statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe was dedicated on Dec. 12 in the grotto outside of the Church of Our Lady of Solace in Coney Island.
More than 100 parishioners joined the dedication, which took place on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann of Brooklyn led the ceremony, which included a musical performance by a mariachi band.
The statue was installed by several church members, and the grotto was decorated with white and red roses by parishioners.
It replaced a similar statue, which was destroyed after a man in September climbed the fence in front of the church, toppled the monument, and then tossed the statue onto the sidewalk, according to news reports. A month following the incident, a suspect was arrested and charged with criminal mischief.