Virgin Mary statue decapitated at Toronto church, head still missing

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Parishioners of a church in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood were “horrified” after a statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated over the weekend.

It happened sometime on Sunday, according to Father Walid El Khoury, who is the pastor of the Our Lady of Lebanon Parish on Queen Street just east of Roncesvalles Avenue.

To make matters worse, El Khoury said, people have been coming to the church to pray for the victims of the Beirut explosion, which left close to 200 people dead and thousands of others injured. Additionally, El Khoury said he has been unable to locate the statue’s head. Upon checking the church’s surveillance footage, the pastor said he saw that someone was on the church’s lawn around 3 a.m. The individual appeared to have something in his hand as he left, El Khoury said.Speaking to CP24, Zammit said that Our Lady of Lebanon Parish is a “good community church,” adding that Toronto police are shocked that this would happen.

 

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I'm hoping this will be treated as hate crime just like that pride flag painted on the street.

Was she racist?

Well that got out of hand quickly!!! I guess after all the statues come down we start taking heads off the religious ones? When is this stupidity going to end?

What is this world coming too.

I guess Joseph isn't getting head anytime soon?

Just horrible..even more horrible are the insensitive comments by some who think they are funny.

Is this Not being investigated as a Hate Crime?!

I highly doubt she was a virgin but whatever.

That's no way to get ahead in life.

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