Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is set to offer exorcism prayers at the statue’s former site Oct. 17.
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In a post on the Archdiocese of Valencia’s website, parish administrator Fr. Juan Crespo reported that the vandals stole several religious objects and significantly damaged the building.
Recent weeks have seen acts of vandalism and destruction at Catholic churches across the United States, including arsons, decapitations, and graffiti. In addition to the most recent attacks, in the last two weeks statues of Christ and the Virgin Mary have been attacked in Florida, Tennessee, New York, and Colorado.
Many public monuments have been the focus of vandalism or have been toppled in recent weeks.
Fr. Schumacher, whose priestly ordination was in May 2019, addressed a shouting mob, attempting to inform them about St. Louis’ life, saying, “St. Louis was a man who willed to use his kingship to do good for his people.”
Archbishop Peter Comensoli of Melbourne said that while he was upset about the vandalism, he was “not entirely surprised.”
Unknown burglars robbed the church Oct. 24. They destroyed the tabernacle, desecrated the Hosts and stole the ciborium after throwing the Hosts on the floor.