Desecration of Statue of Virgin Mary in Kraplewo

Country: Poland

Date of incident: July 20, 2021

An unknown perpetrator is currently being searched for by polish police. The perpetrator is accused of having desecrated a statue of the Virgin Mary and the destruction of a roadside shrine in Kraplewo near Ostróda. Build in the 1950s the shrine has a cultural and historic meaning for the locals. If identified, the perpetrator is facing up to two years in prison for insulting an object of a religious group or a place intended for the public performance of religious rites.


Symbolic Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash