A statue of the Virgin Mary.




The facts were noted at the beginning of the week, in Montpezat-de-Quercy, north of Tarn-et-Garonne.

A statue of the Virgin, located in a cave in this village of about 1,600 inhabitants, has been the target of damage.

According to

La Dépêche du Midi

, she was beheaded, and her head found broken just behind.

An image anything but trivial, in the current context.

The bishop of Montauban Mgr Bernard Ginoux, quoted by the regional daily, also indicates that "the statue was stoned".

This is not the first time that the town has been affected by this type of act of vandalism, and the trail of “unemployed young people” is mentioned.

The municipality decided to file a complaint.


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  • Religion

  • Vandalism

  • Miscellaneous

  • Catholicism

  • Desecration