France remains the European country in which the rise of anti-Christian vandalism is the most significant.
The statue was erected after the Second World War, in 1950.
The Fatima sanctuary was opened last Tuesday after a period of restrictions introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The dissolution of a famous pilgrimage in Poland raises questions about freedom of religion in this Catholic country.
The Shrine of Fatima has been closed since the 14th of March for sanitary reasons related to the pandemic.
The statue at the cave of Our Lady of Santa Cruz d'Oran, was overturned and its stone base damaged.
The progressive reopening of places of worship such as the Sanctuary of Lourdes has a powerful symbolic meaning for Catholics.
Many churches emptied holy water fonts and several dioceses recommended worshippers receive Communion only in the hand.
Statues of the Holy Mary were destroyed in Ściegny and Wojanów in the region of Lower Silesia