After visiting his brother Yemi in the village where he used to live, Eko stated that he needed to get some "merchandise" out of the country and he needed to use a Catholic missionary plane to do so. Yemi initially denied the use of the plane, so Eko returned with his men Goldie and Olu and said that Yemi could sign the document, and make them priests and they would fly the drugs out themselves, if he refused they would burn the church to the ground. Yemi regretfully signed the document.
At St. Now, authorities are investigating whether this vandalism is connected to similar incidents that occurred only a few miles away. CBS Los Angeles reported the vandal struck on Saturday, entering church property and either bashing or cutting off the head of Mary in only a few moments.
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Whether you are religious or not, visiting the Black Madonna at Montserrat is a spiritual and worthwhile experience. You will join in line with a group of people, many of whom have come as pilgrims to the statue - the atmosphere is electric. Chances are you will have to wait to see the Madonna.
An amazing piece of art by Michelangelo. Located in St Peter's and now behind glass because of a crazy person's attack with a hammer. Free to see when you enter St Peter's. I saw this before I saw the work of Bernini and the other Michelangelo sculptures like David in Florence.
Catholics do not worship idols, but have a long tradition of using statues in our churches, because thousands of years ago, people were not able to read and write. Priests and scribes were the only people in the church who were educated enough to read and understand the bible. Therefore, the church used statues, paintings and stained glass windows to visually portray the stories in the bible and show what people from that time period may have looked like.
But on March 30, a vandal trespassed onto the property and delivered a blow that severed the statue in two. The statue was decapitated on March Just a month ago and three miles away in Montclair, a person was caught on camera hopping onto a planter at Our Lady Lourdes Catholic Church and using what appeared to be a sledgehammer to hack the heads off two of their statues. The church says it will be using part of its renovation budget to purchase a new security camera.