Statue & Holy Cards Desecrated

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St Anna's Episcopal Church in Treme was vandalized this morning. Someone spread their message of hate both in side and out.

Police are now looking for the person who cut the fingers off an angel statue. It is part of the memorial to murder victims in New Orleans. Father Bill Terry has been known to track the victims of violence, and now he and his church has become victims of hate.

The vandal also desecrated several holy cards that were inside the church, drawing symbols police call sadistic.

The hate crime happened sometime between 8 and 10 this morning.

Father Terry plans to replace the statue once enough funds are available. He was currently raising money to add the names of the murder victims from 2009 and 2010 to the memorial.

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