Vandal damages bronze door of Roman basilica
December 19, 2011
A rock-throwing vandal damaged the bronze door of the Roman basilica of St. Mary Major on December 19.
A bas-relief on the door, depicting the Annunciation, was badly damaged by the attack. Vatican officials say that repairs will cost “thousands” of euros. Roman police arrested a homeless man who was identified as the culprit.
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- Vandal damages Santa Maria Maggiore church in Rome (ANSA)
- Rome basilica vandalized, bronze door damaged (AP)
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