Voice Of Europe
December 9, 2019
Pieces of a Virgin Mary statue were discovered earlier in the week after it was stolen from a church in Hisingen sometime earlier.
The statue, which stood at 1.75 meters tall and weighed about 200 kilograms, was stolen from outside of St. Mary Magdalene’s church not far from the Swedish city Gothenburg, Göteborgs-Posten reports.
Staff members at the church were delighted when they received news from workers at Gothenburg Energy that the statue had been discovered in six pieces in a storage room in Hisingen, parish assistant Doris Wennerberg told Göteborgs-Posten.
“It’s a unique statue and it’s our own. In the Nordic region, there are not many statues of Mary,” Wennerberg added. The congregation hopes that it can be repaired, she says.
“We will review the security,” Wennerberg said. “It has been stolen once, and the risk is that it will be taken again and perhaps in an even worse way.”
This article was posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:15 am