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Statue of Mary Desecrated, Grotto Vandalized at Parish in Northern Virginia

Courtesy photoRemoval of the remains of statues destroyed at the grotto of Nativity parish in Burke, Va., Jan. 25, 2022.

‘The vandalism of a statue of Our Blessed Mother at the Church of the Nativity is a tragic and senseless defacing of the sacred. Mary stands as a symbol of peace in a world that needs her now more than ever,’ said Bishop Burbidge.