Police Release Image of Suspect in Vandalism at Large Catholic Church in Philadelphia, St. Joseph's Parish Downington

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Downingtown, which is the second largest parish in Philadelphia was subject to vandalism. The police department released an image of the suspect:

The church was founded in the 1800s and currently has over 17,000 parishioners. 

The Pastor, Fr. Stephen Leva wrote:

As you arrive for Mass today, you will see that the statues around the church were vandalized overnight. St. Anthony, St. Joseph, Our Lady of Lourdes and the Holy Family Statue all suffered damage. Police have already been on-site and we are confident in their investigation. Please keep the persons responsible for this vandalism in your prayers. We ask that God touch their hearts. For ourselves, we take a moment to thank God for the opportunity to practice forgiveness. His mercy is unending and as Christians, we are called to forgive as He forgives. I am especially grateful that the Nativity was not harmed. Even in our cynical world, the miracle of the Nativity remains untouched.
Sources: https://www.facebook.com/stjosephrc.org and dailylocal.com


Susan2 said…
It's Henry VIII returned!!!