A 90-year-old Sacred Heart of Jesus statue has been destroyed throughout vandalism inside a Texas cathedral, church chiefs stated.
A person suspected of the vandalism was arrested. Officials detected him as Isaiah Cantrell, 30, of El Paso. He has been charged with offender mischief & posession of marijuana, the El Paso Times recorded.
The El Paso Police Dept. is interrogating the vandalism, that took place about 10 a.m. Tue. in St. Patrick Cathedral, when the church has been open & available for prayer.
The vandalism left church chiefs stunned.
The rector of St. Patrick, the Rev. Trini Fuentes, stated in an announcement: “I’m in shock & we in the cathedral are heartbroken over such an unexpected status.”
Bishop Mark J. Seitz also spoke out.
“This statue is 1 of my favourite representations of Jesus — his own arms open wide in welcome, his own heart aflame with love for us. I’d frequently take (2) inspiration from this image as I equipped for Mass,” Seitz stated in an announcement.