The matter of a vandalised statue of Our Lady of Medjugorje was mentioned recently in the British Parliament by Dr Lisa Cameron, the Shadow Scottish National Party spokesperson on Mental Health.
Shipped from Medjugorje and erected by Fr Ivan Boyle in the grotto of his St Vincent de Paul parish in East Kilbride, Scotland, the life-size statue had been tumbled and smashed in the process earlier this month.
In her response to a speech in Parliament by Chris Philip, Conservative MP, on the persecution of Christians overseas, Dr Cameron said: “The hon. Gentleman is making an excellent speech on a very important issue. Does he agree that we must also be very careful that individuals in this country have freedom of religious belief, particularly given the level of abuse and intolerance following the votes last week on abortion? Does he also agree that we should decry the fact that at St Vincent de Paul parish in East Kilbride in my constituency parishioners arrived this morning to find that their Our Lady of the Grotto had been destroyed by mindless vandals? Does the hon. Gentleman agree that these issues are also troubling people across the United Kingdom?”