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Statue of the Virgin Mary in Elmhurst Vandalized; NYPD Investigating as Potential Hate Crime
Statue of the Virgin Mary in Elmhurst Vandalized; NYPD Investigating as Potential Hate Crime

July 10, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A statue of the Virgin Mary in front of a Catholic high school in Elmhurst has been vandalized and the NYPD is investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

The word “IDOL” was spray painted down the front of the statue at Cathedral Prep School and Seminary, located at 56-25 92nd St.

Staff members first discovered the graffiti at 7:30 a.m. this morning, the Diocese of Brooklyn — which also covers the borough of Queens — announced. The statue has since been cleaned.

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