22 Statues on the Avenue of Saints Destroyed
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.
Photo: Diecezja Sandomierska