Update: Jesus statue vandalized at St. Mary’s Cathedral

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Police investigate an act of vandalism at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Downtown Fargo.

The Diocese of Fargo believes the statue of Jesus was covered in black paint Friday night or early Saturday morning.

The sacred heart of Jesus statue has been at the church since 2018. They got it from a parish that closed in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

The Director of Communications at the Fargo Diocese says even though most of the paint is removed, there is still more work to be done.

“It’s made of marble and it’s an old statue and marble soaks things in, so our facility manager is looking at ways to get this statue completely restored. You can still see some reminiscence of the paint on the face, so that has to be taken care of,” Paul Braun says.

Church leaders say they will pray for the person or people responsible for this act of vandalism.

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