USA – Virgin Mary statue vandalized on N. Wichita Catholic church’s property

KWCH | Dec 10, 2019

A picture circulating on social media shows vandalism to a statue of the Virgin Mary that sat outside a north Wichita Catholic church. Her hands and face are covered with black markings, apparently from spray paint.

The vandalism comes right before the holidays and in a week that’s sacred in the Catholic community.

The statue stood in front of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on North Market. The Wichita Catholic Diocese says it was removed after someone possibly spray painted it.

Church members says the vandalism happened over the weekend at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. This week, the Catholic community celebrates the Virgin Mary and especially considering the timing, some in the Catholic community are shocked someone would vandalize the statue honoring her.