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Blessed Mother Statue at DC’s National Shrine Vandalized

Alex Cranstoun
The vandalized statue of ‘Mary, Protector of the Faith’ on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.: The vandalism was discovered around 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 15.

The statue appeared to have been struck in the face with a hammer. Light fixtures along a walkway in the garden were also shattered.