CBSMiami — In about a month, the statue of Jesus was defaced for the second time.
When you first arrive at St. Martha’s Catholic Church on the coast of Miami, the first thing you see is a statue of Jesus. But in recent days, this statue looks very different.
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Mary Ross Agosta of the Archdiocese of Miami said: “The head, arms and one hand were all knocked out.”
According to Ross Agosta, after the Mass on the morning of September 30, the priest of the Martha Catholic Church went out and found that the blessed Christ statue was damaged.
The vandals even went to extremes and threw their heads over the fence, but this was not the only attack on their property.
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“One month in advance, on August 29th, the statue of Christ in front of the church was also defaced. You can see a person throwing anything. I’m not sure if it is a big rock or he is using a hammer, but you can see him On the hand, on the hand, and finally, the hand was knocked off. Then the man walked away,” Ross Agosta added.
It is said that these statues are estimated to be worth thousands and must be replaced completely.
At the same time, the Miami Coast Police are investigating the two incidents. Although officials asked anyone with information to come forward, representatives of the archdiocese said they were more concerned about who and why they did it.
“The two attacks in a month made us feel that someone needed some help. You know we are in the business of forgiveness, and we are happy to forgive,” Ross Agosta said.
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Anyone with information can call the Miami Coast Police or the Fight Crime Hotline at (305) 471-8477 or (305) 471-TIPS.