ROME – Another episode of hatred and contempt towards Christians by the usual suspects, Muslim immigrants or some small group of far-left fankazzisti. Decapitated Child Jesus, as do the Islamists of Isis against the infidels. Strangely as the number of immigrants grows in Italy so do the acts of vandalism towards our symbols.
The statuette of the Infant Jesus beheaded in the the crib is the image seen through the eyes in recent days by the residents of Tiburtini Monti. A blasphemous gesture. Not only an act of vandalism. But an insult to a symbol and a stupid provocation at a time when the world would only need peace.
In recent days in the neighborhood there had been the classic crib mounted, with a reproduction of the manger, not far from the parish of St. Athanasius, along Via Achille Benedetti. A few days later, however, the statue in the center of the small stable, including reproductions of the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, had been damaged, left headless. The vandals acted undisturbed, perhaps at night. “Someone would have had to climb over the iron fence,” says a resident.
Today the statue of the baby Jesus was promptly replaced. In addition to the fence, the crib is now surrounded by a video surveillance system. But between the genet is anger and bitterness: “It ‘s sad – said an elderly resident – that at a time like this there is no more respect for that either.”