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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Islamic Outreach, Part LXXXVIII

From an earlier post on this blog:

Pope Francis spoke to the diplomatic corps and amongst other things, said, "Hence it is important to intensify dialogue among the various religions, and I am thinking particularly of dialogue with Islam."

MEANWHILE....

Here's an excerpt from an article from the Boston Globe. Can you spot what is missing?




A statue of the Virgin Mary at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood was vandalized with black spray paint on Good Friday, the most sacred day of the year for Catholics.
The body of the statue, which depicts the Blessed Mother with praying hands, was covered in paint. Graffiti was scrawled beneath a plaque that reads “To Jesus Through Mary,” on the base of the statue, which stands in a garden outside the parish school.

In a tweet posted Saturday night, Norwood Police asked the public for help.

 “Statue defiled last night at St. Catherine’s,” said the tweet, which was posted just after 8 p.m. “Father is asking for prayers, but we could also use some leads. If you know something call us.”

Hey! I have a clue for you! What is that spray painted on the base of the statue?


Is it the ARABIC SYMBOL FOR ALLAH???