Vandals strike statue of missionary saint in Los Angeles

Posted August 21, 2017 12:13 pm by Associated Press

Los Angeles officials say vandals have defaced a statue of Fr Junipero Serra, the 18th century missionary canonized by Pope Francis. The Los Angeles Times reports someone last week painted St Junipero’s hands red and scrawled “murderer” on the statue near the San Fernando Mission. Calls and emails from the newspaper to the archdiocese requesting comment were not returned Sunday.

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