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Vandals attack church in South Euclid
Topple three statues

Kelli Fitzpatrick
In The Region:

A Roman Catholic church in South Euclid is reeling from vandalism discovered early Sunday. Three large statues—one weighing more than a thousand pounds — were pushed off their pedestals outside the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish. 

The Rev. Dave Ireland is the church pastor. He found the statues Sunday morning while preparing for Mass, and says the vandalism is a sad blow to the church.

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“It is sad. It’s an attack on the very heart of the community, I think. We’re just overwhelmed by the fact that this desecration would happen at the church.” 

Ireland is asking his congregation to pray and fast in hopes the vandals realize they have done something wrong. The statues were put in temporary storage until repairs can be made.

The South Euclid police say they have no witnesses or suspects at this time.


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