[UPDATED WITH VIDEO]: “Occupy Rome” Destroys Statue of Mary

UPDATE – I posted a photo of this earlier (see below). But via MatthewJLB, here’s video of it actually happening:

Taylor Marshall at Canterbury Tales spots this heartbreaking photo:


Taylor accurately observes:

At the recent economic “occupy” demonstration in Rome, the protesters decided to take their anger out on…our Blessed Mother! What?…

Did the Virgin Mary take away their jobs? Did the Immaculate Mother ruin the Euro? Did the sweet Mother of Christ endorse the rotten assets of Euro-nation banks? No.

Whatever we think about the OccupyWallStreet protests and their inter/national spin-offs, can we all agree that the destruction of private property, and especially religious property, is wrong?

Some people are trying to compare the OccupyWallStreet (OWS) protests with the Tea Party movement. I’ve watched both groups closely and the number of arrests and examples of destruction and civil disobedience displayed by OWS is exponentially greater.

Whatever the causes of both groups’ protests, the effects of their protests couldn’t be more different.

And frankly, when it comes to evaluating these protests, by their fruits you will know them.

UPDATE — some readers are trying to claim this vandalism was an “accident.” Oh?

The Vatican has condemned Saturday’s violent clashes in central Rome including an attack by protesters on a church in which a crucifix and a statue of the Virgin Mary were destroyed.

…“When I came down, I saw the entrance door had been smashed in,” the church’s parish priest, Father Giuseppe Ciucci, was quoted by Italian media as saying.

“The Virgin Mary’s statue, which was at the entrance, had been taken away and I saw it had been thrown into the street and smashed,” he said.

“I went into the sacristy and I saw the door there was also destroyed. The large crucifix at the entrance had been vandalized,” he added.

Hundreds of protesters torched cars, smashed banks and hurled rocks at police during the clashes. Tens of thousands of people had been protesting against government cutbacks and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Source: Inquirer News

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140 thoughts on “[UPDATED WITH VIDEO]: “Occupy Rome” Destroys Statue of Mary

  1. martin leckie says:

    JUST LOOKING AT THE HOLY MOTHER BROKEN UP LIKE THAT REMINDS ME OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. EVIL S GOT A FOOT HOLD . NOW I FEEL THE HOLY MOTHER HER SELF WILL BE BROKEN UP JUST LOOKING AT THESE IMAGES . THESE PEOPLE WILL NEED TO OPEN THEIR EYES QUICKLY / BECAUSE THIS IS OUR OWN DOING NOT GODS . ITS OUR FAULTS BECAUSE THE ONES WEE CHOOSE TO RULE OUR COUNTRY S WITHOUT ASKING THEM ANY QUESTIONS OF WHAT THEIR BELIEFS ARE .SO YOU ONLY GET WHAT YOU CHOOSE I SUPPOSE AND WEE HAVE CHOSEN A VERY EVIL DEMONIC RULERSHIP ALL OVER THE WORLD AT THIS MOMENT .IT IS TIME WEE WOKE UP AND GOT THEM OUT OF OFFICE AND NAME AND SHAME THE TRUE DEVIL WORSHIPPERS RIGHT AT THE TOP FOR OUR CHILDREN S SAKE . SORRY IF I COME ON A BIT STRONG BUT THIS ACTION HURTS THE VERY FIBERS IN ME

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  3. Arlene says:

    We attend Tea Party protests often and NEVER is there any damage, mob mentality, or people acting badly in any way.

  4. NedMaximilan says:

    I don’t see haw anyone could watch that video and not see it as intentional, personally I couldn’t watch it without crying and shouting in outrage.
    Thank God that our Blessed Mother is more forgiving then I am.

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