Archdiocese of Miami Calls for Hate Crime Investigation After Statue of Jesus is Left Headless by Vandals

A beheaded statue of Jesus at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in West Kendall, Florida. | Local10

The Archdiocese of Miami is calling for a “hate crime” investigation after vandals beheaded a statue of Jesus at a church, adding to a string of attacks on Catholic monuments nationwide.

Deacon Edivaldo da Saliva of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in West Kendall, told Local 10 that he found the headless statue of the Savior on Wednesday morning and condemned it as a part of an ongoing attack on church monuments nationwide.