Vandalism outside El Paso Catholic church damages three angel statues
Three angel statues at St. Pius X Church in El Paso have suffered heavy damage in a vandalism incident, prompting sadness and prayers for whoever committed the crime.
“We are saddened at the damage that was done at St. Pius X,” Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso said Feb. 10. “These holy images are important to us because they serve as signs and reminders of God’s closeness and God’s care for us.”
There was no damage inside any of the buildings, the diocese reported in a statement.
Bishop Seitz said the statues are “things that can be repaired and replaced.”
“We are grateful to God that no one was physically hurt in this violent outburst, because human beings are the most beautiful and irreplaceable images of God,” the bishop said. “We pray that whoever carried out this senseless act will receive the help they need.”
A police report has been filed in the case and security measures were in place. The parish is working with law enforcement to identify any potential suspects, the diocese said.