- Oct 22, 2020
The Archbishop of San Francisco performed a short exorcism ceremony Saturday outside a Catholic church where protesters had earlier toppled a statue of Father Junipero Serra, saying the ceremony was intended to drive out evil and defend the image of Serra.
San Francisco’s archbishop plans to conduct an exorcism Oct. 17 at the site of a now-toppled statue of St. Junipero Serra at St. Rafael Mission Church in San Rafael.
Mexicans have never had much affection for Cristopher Columbus, and officials were being coy about why his statue was removed from the capital’s main boulevard over the weekend before Monday’s observances of Columbus Day, which saw protests in several Latin American nations.
A new statue that depicts the late pope St. John Paul II throwing a boulder into red water has provoked debate in his native Poland and revived memories of a 1999 Italian sculpture that showed him crushed under a meteorite, to which the new work was intended as a counter-statement.
The Knights of Columbus has donated $10,000 to Our Lady of Solace Church in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, after a vandal desecrated the parish’s beloved statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
A 90-year-old statue in El Paso’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral was destroyed by a vandal on Tuesday morning.