Unknown vandals have struck St Thomas the Apostle Church in Fort Worth, Texas, twice on Sunday, Star-Telegram.com reported (March 2).
First, two outdoor statues of Saint Thomas the Apostle and of Our Lady were pushed off their pedestals and damaged.
Later, the statue of St Thomas was carried away, beheaded and left at a football field of a local middle school.
Fort Worth Diocese wrote in a March 2 statement that vandalism damaging property of religious and spiritual significance carries with it "the sin of sacrilege" and shows a "disposition of hatred.”
The diocese clarified that this assault against the church was not only disrespectful of that parish but also "hostile to God.”