Jesus Statue Desecrated in Maharashtra, India

  December 15, 2013

  Maharashtra, Mumbai City

  Damage to Property

A group of miscreants desecrated and vandalized a Jesus statue on a heritage Holy Cross dating back to 1880’s on 15 Dec near Vile Parle (W), a western suburb of Mumbai City.

The statue was badly dismembered, the hands and fingers were mutilated, and only a small part of the Jesus statue was left hanging on the cross.

The fallen statue was taken to the church and prayers conducted. The Parish Priest asked all people at the church to ensure that there was no violence.

An FIR was lodged in the Santa Cruz police. However, no arrests have been made at press time. This is the second desecration in Mumbai in three months, the previous one, being at St Joseph’s Church, Juhu.

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