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Statue vandalized at Fall River church, suspect in custody



Photos courtesy of St Joseph Cupertino

A suspect is in custody after vandalism reportedly took place at two Fall River churches.

According to St Joseph Cupertino Independent Catholic Church, a statue on their grounds at 742 Rock Street was vandalized earlier this week.

“A few years back Deacon Michael purchased a beautiful statue for our little Church. The statue is called the Holy Family containing depictions of St. Joseph, protector of the family, Our Blessed Mother and the Child Jesus. It stood by our church sign for years. Last night the statue was desi crated. The heads were severed and taken away. We contacted the Fall River Police department and they sent a young officer to our church. I can’t say enough about his concern and professionalism. He helped Deacon Michael carry the Holy Family into the garage.”

“What I want people to do is not to condemn the individuals but to pray for them. Statues are made of stone, plaster or marble and can easily be replaced. Let’s pray that the stony hearts of these individuals be turned to fleshy ones. With your prayers and God’s love everything is possible.”

The church issued an update that the heads of the statues had been found and a suspect apprehended.

“The heads of the statue were found at St Mary’s Cathedral where there was also vandalism last night. The individual is now in custody. Please pray for him, as he is hospitalized and needs assistance. Thank you! Your prayers were answered and he’s getting much needed help.”



  1. Liberty

    October 2, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Here you go! Bouchaib Hammazy, 29, of 2544 Fourth St. This is the guy, just thought it would be good to know his name so we can pray for him…

    • Padme Amidala

      October 2, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      “So this is how Liberty dies, with thunderous applause.”

      Hey liberty, what’s YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS so I can pray for you?

      • Liberty

        October 2, 2020 at 7:49 pm

        Why so triggerd, info comes from Herald News article. Let the darkness come into the light. Don’t need your prayers as I am not committing sacrilegious acts against the God of Abraham. Pray to your father Satan that your wishes are granted to you.

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