St. Patrick Cathedral Vandalized, Historic Statue Of Jesus Destroyed


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A historic Sacred Heart of Jesus statue inside of the sanctuary of St. Patrick’s Cathedral was destroyed on Tuesday morning.

Diocese officials say the church was vandalized this morning at around 10 a.m.

“I am in shock and we at the Cathedral are heartbroken over such an unexpected situation,” said Fr. Trini Fuentes, the Rector of St. Patrick Cathedral.

A suspect came into the sanctuary at St. Patrick Cathedral and destroyed the almost 90-year-old statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was located in the center behind the main altar of the church. The church was open and available for prayer.

“As sad as I am to see a statue attacked and destroyed, I am grateful that it was not a living person,” Bishop Seitz added. “But a statue, particularly this statu… (Read more)

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