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14 religious statues damaged at Youngstown church

YOUNGSTOWN — Fourteen religious statues were damaged during an act of vandalism at Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

The damage was discovered today with some of the heads of the statues broken off while others were destroyed. The vandalism occurred overnight, said Bishop David Bonnar.

“It’s so sad,” he said.

The statues were insured so the cost will be recovered and the statues will be replaced, he said.

“They’re statues, but they’re representations of our tradition,” Bishop Bonnar said.

For the complete story, read Saturday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com

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