Crucifixion statue at Cathedral of the Holy Cross vandalized

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A statue of Jesus Christ was torn apart Tuesday night at the church in the South End.

One person was reportedly arrested after a statue of Jesus Christ on the crucifix outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End was ripped apart Tuesday night.

Footage taken by Boston 25 News showed the statue after the act of vandalism. Both arms were detached from the body, dangling from either side of the crucifix.

The largest Church in New England, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Boston.

A spokesperson for the Archdiocese confirmed the vandalism to 25 News and said that Boston Police were investigating. An arrest was made Wednesday morning, and a video obtained by 25 News shows a person dangling from the statue, pulling on its body.

Boston Police did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday morning.

Originally posted 2023-10-25 16:59:58.