St. Therese Statue Beheaded, Church Robbed & Vandalized at Catholic Parish in Utah

St. Therese of the Catholic Church, Midvale / ChurchPOP

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Vandals desecrated St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church in Midvale, Utah on Mon., Sept. 14, and Tues., Sept. 15. This is one of many statue and/or church desecrations throughout the United States this year.

The parish posted the first announcement on Facebook. The post includes photos of the beheaded St. Therese statue, which sat in front of the main church.

Here’s the post below:

Sometime last night our statue of St. Therese of the Child Jesus outside of the Main Church was broken and vandalized….

Posted by St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Midvale on Monday, September 14, 2020

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The first post reads, “Sometime last night our statue of St. Therese of the Child Jesus outside of the Main Church was broken and vandalized. We are currently in contact with the police.

“Please pray for the person who did this, that they may come forward and get the help they need. It is an unfortunate situation. We will keep you updated if we get any more information. St. Therese, pray for us!”

The church also set up a statue replacement donation fund.

Here’s the enlarged desecration photos:

St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Midvale, Facebook
St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Midvale, Facebook
St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Midvale, Facebook

Here’s a photo of the original statue:

St. Therese of the Catholic Church, Midvale

The parish posted a second announcement, describing parish property vandalism.

Here’s the post below:

As an update to our parishioners, we are upset to report that one of the houses on our parish property was vandalized…

Posted by St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Midvale on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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The full post reads, “As an update to our parishioners: we are upset to report that one of the houses on our parish property was vandalized and broken into last night. We have contacted the police and they are forming an investigation. We are planning on taking new measures to keep our parish safe. St. Therese, pray for us!”

Here’s the enlarged vandalization photos:

St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Midvale, Facebook
St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Midvale, Facebook
St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Midvale, Facebook
St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Midvale, Facebook

Here’s a news report about the incidents:

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St. Therese, please pray for us! St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

[See also: “We are Heartbroken”: 90 Year-Old Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue Destroyed at Texas Cathedral]

[See also: BLM Activist Calls for Destruction of Jesus, Mary & Saint Statues, Priest & Exorcist Respond]