Scandiano Church Vandalized and Statue of Mary Beheaded

Country: Italy

Date of incident: November 13, 2023

A man devastated the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Scandiano, causing thousands of euros worth of damage. He vandalized the walls, furniture, and statues, including breaking off the head of a statue of Mary. The individual destroyed sacred objects and broke open the tabernacle to throw the host on the ground. The police were able to identify the perpetrator. The 53-year-old from Modena was consequently reported for aggravated damage.

source: Ultimissime Modena.itPrima Modena

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