Police: Man seen in video swiping sacred statue from inside Catholic church arrested; statue located

Police in Camden County say the man seen in a video swiping a sacred statue from inside a Catholic church in Gibbsboro has been arrested -- and the statue has been located.

News 12 Staff

Sep 7, 2022, 3:17 PM

Updated 656 days ago

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Police in Camden County say the man seen in a video swiping a sacred statue from inside a Catholic church in Gibbsboro has been arrested -- and the statue has been located.
Monsignor Louis Marucci says the suspect still had the statue in his possession when police apprehended him earlier today.
The statue is now en-route to St. Andrew the Apostle church and will be the centerpiece of a pre-planned day of 2,000 hail Mary prayers Thursday.
The pastor says it will be a “magnificent celebration.”
The statue was purchased for $4,000 in Portugal in 2016. It commemorates a reported appearance of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal in 1917.


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