DORCHESTER (CBS) – Police are investigating after a Blessed Virgin Mary statue was set on fire outside of a Dorchester church. Police were called to the Saint Peter’s Parish church on Bowdoin Street around 10 p.m. Saturday night.
“This is obviously someone disturbed, someone who has a lot of trouble, a troubled soul,” said Father John Currie, the pastor of Saint Peter’s Parish. He said the plastic flowers the statue was holding on were set on fire.
The arms, hands, and face of the statue have burn marks.
“Sadness. Disappointment. Our image of our lady is so important to us in our faith,” he said.
There are surveillance cameras in the area but the ones the church owns do not capture the statue.