22 Statues on the Avenue of Saints Destroyed

Country: Poland

Date of incident: November 25, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private

Just three weeks after the the new "Avenue of Saints" in front of the Matki Bożej Śnieżnej Church in Zarzecze was unveiled, 22 of the 23 statues were broken by vandals on November 25th. Only the figure of St. Paul was unharmed. The figures in the Avenue of Saints were dedicated on November 11th on the 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland "as an expression of gratitude and an invitation to the saints to our future and our nation," said parish priest Jan Rokosz. 

The figures were made of epoxy resin, so the perpetrators had to use hard tools to destroy them. 

Source: echodnia.euPCh24

Photo: Diecezja Sandomierska