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Vandalism at St. Patrick Cathedral, El Paso, Texas

The Catholic Diocese of El Paso (September 16): We are saddened to announce the vandalism at St. Patrick Cathedral earlier today. The Cathedral was vandalized this morning at around 10:00am. A suspec…More
The Catholic Diocese of El Paso (September 16):
We are saddened to announce the vandalism at St. Patrick Cathedral earlier today.
The Cathedral was vandalized this morning at around 10:00am. 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.
A suspect has been detained by the El Paso Police department. The police are currently continuing their investigation into the vandalism.
The Rector of St. Patrick Cathedral, Fr. Trini Fuentes, said, “I am in shock and we at the Cathedral are heartbroken over such an unexpected situation.”
Bishop Seitz also expressed his sadness about the damage caused to the historic Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue.
“This statue is one of my favorite representations of Jesus—his arms open wide in welcome, his heart aflame with love for us. I would often take inspiration …More
Ultraviolet
This church has been hit before. The media has since dropped the references to "hate" crimes since it follows a wave of identical left-wing attacks nationwide
Jim Dorchak
Unfortunate but also unfortunate is that bISHOP Seitz has been vandalizing the same church for years now by not defending the faith and faithful priests. The loss of souls is way more damage than the damage of a statue. Even though it is apparent that this was a sad destruction of Christs House.
Tesa
News like this reported almost daily, now—this seems to be the first US reporting of an attack inside a Catholic Cathedral.