Desecration of Statue of the Virgin Mary in Church in Koscierzyna

Country: Poland

Date of incident: July 30, 2021

A statue of the Virgin Mary has been desecrated in the church in Kościerzyna. Police managed to detain a 50-year-old female suspect, who is said to have entered the church and tore off the gold-plated crown from the statue of the Virgin Mary. As the main suspect, the woman is being charged with theft and is consequently facing a maximum of five years in prison. 200 Meters from the location of the theft, police found the crown. It was reported that the suspect confessed to the crime.


Symbolic photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash