Catholic statues have been targeted and destroyed by vandals in the village of Chrząstawa Wielka in southwest Poland.
The statues of the “Fatima children”, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, were smashed on the church grounds near the Parish of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Local faithful have expressed their sorrow and outrage against the anti-Catholic action, and the oldest inhabitants admit that such acts have not been seen in the area in over 70 years.
Poland has been gripped with anti-Catholic attacks following the Constitutional Court’s decision in late October that eugenic abortion is unconstintional. Statues of the former pope, Saint John Paul II, have also been vandalized in numerous Polish cities.
Prof. Grzegorz Kucharczyk explained in an interview for Polish news portal DoRzeczy that the attack in Chrząstawa Wielka was an example of what he labeled as “Christphobia” — not hatred towards Christians per se, although he says that exists — but instead a furious hatred towards Christ himself.