Officials with the Diocese of El Paso announced that the Parish grounds of St. Pius X were vandalized overnight, with three angel statues on the parish grounds toppled and broken.
“We are saddened at the damage that was done at St. Pius X,” Bishop Mark Seitz said.“These holy images are important to us because they serve as signs and reminders of God’s closeness and God’s care for us”
“At the same time, we recognize that these are things that can be repaired and replaced. We are grateful to God that no one was physically hurt in this violent outburst, because human beings are the most beautiful and irreplaceable images of God. We pray that whoever carried
out this senseless act will receive the help they need,” Bishop Seitz added.
Diocesan officials say a report has been filed with the El Paso Police department.
“Security measures were in place on the parish grounds and the parish is cooperating with law enforcement in helping identify any potential suspects,” officials added.
Officials add that no damage was done inside of any of the buildings on the parish grounds.
The parish, located in East-Central El Paso, just south of I-10 and Geronimo was founded in 1955.